⸻ South Africa
Dr Louise Aucamp is an accredited social worker with 25+ years’ experience working with traumatized children and families. Dr Aucamp has worked in both the formal welfare sector as well as in private practice.
She obtains a master’s degree in Play Based Interventions from the University of Pretoria (Cum Laude) (2004) and attended specialized training with APSAC (American Professional Society of Abuse of Children) in Seattle, on forensic investigation into allegations of abuse (2006).
Dr Aucamp obtained a PhD (2015) from Northwest University with a research focus on sexual abuse.
Dr Aucamp previous academic appointments were at University of the Northwest, as main lecturer for a master’s degree program in Forensic Social Work. Dr Aucamp has published several articles in scientific journals as well as in family magazines.
She is the founder of FACT – Forensic Assessment Consultation and Training Pty (Ltd) a training company that provides a variety of training courses and professional support services to professionals working with children and families. Through FACT she lives out her passion and calling to provide training of the highest standard – linking theory with practice – ensuring professionals are equipped and supported to provide evidence-based service in line with ethics and legally sound practice.
Lindie Nell has a Master degree in Social work and has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families. Lindie has extensive experience across vast context of social work having worked as ‘n social worker in South Africa, England and Australia for government organisations, health, in private practice clinics as well as NGO’s.
Lindie has experience working with children in out of home care, adoption, sexually abused children, children with early developmental trauma and children with a range of behavioural problems. Lindie has a special interest in Attachment theory, dissociation, and developmental trauma.
Lindie has presented courses in Attachment based therapy and Structured play therapy to other professionals in the field and has written a variety of articles for parenting and academic magazines.
Lindie is the Co-Founder of the Heart and Mind Collective a psychology service located in Wyoming on the NSW Central Coast, Australia. The Heart and Mind Collective is a trauma-informed and relationship-focused service providing high quality, evidence-based psychological support for children, adolescents, and adults in a collaborative and holistic way
Lindie is the training facilitator for FACT Network in Australia, facilitating a variety of courses in collaboration with FACT.