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Australian born with Scottish/Irish roots Gael now calls the US "home" She appreciates the grounding Australia and her heritage gave her and the wings she found in the US. She is passionate about writing. As a child she wrote late into the night. Her mother,switching the light off asked, "who do you think you are? Charlotte Bronte?" Gael's response would be "if only". She then resorted to writing under the covers by the light of her flashlight.
She earned her Master's Degree in Clincal and Community Psychology in California and practiced there as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. While in the State of Washington she worked with the 5 branches of the military and dependants. Licensed as a psychologist in Australia she worked with criminals in the justice system, and survivors of sexual abuse and assault. She has spoken at many seminars in the US and overseas on psychological issues and subjects related to trauma as a criminogenic variable, amongst others. As the wife of a pastor she has spoken and written on faith issues. She credits her celtic roots with her sense of humor and story telling abilites. She and her husband run their own business and their three grown children continue to be their sunshine.
on July 29, 2011 :
This book was a very interesting look inside the justice system in Western Australia & shows the frustrations and triumphs of those trying to work with the system. It is a tribute to those who give their lives to helping others and to changing lives. A good read, highly recommend it.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)