Meet Dr. Jillian Horton Clinical Psychologist Ph.D.
I have lived in Kardinya for over 21 years.
I raised my two sons in Kardinya and they went to the local Kardinya Primary School.
I have been active in many sporting clubs and I support the local community and its economy.
Before settling in Kardinya, I have lived, worked and in several other states of Australia and also in Munich, Germany for 7 years. This gives me a breath of knowledge and experience which is very valuable to bring to decision-making forums.
I am passionate about looking after our neighbourhood and surrounding suburbs and have been active at various events in the community over the years.
2. Professional Experiences
I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, requiring six years of university study and two years of professional supervision.
I completed a Ph.D. in Medical Psychology in 1997, while living and working in Munich, Germany for seven years.
I have worked for nearly 30 years as a Clinical Psychologist and researcher in mental health. I feel privileged to have been entrusted with the personal details of thousands of people's lives and I have been dedicated in my work to assist in every way possible. I still work part-time with young children, adolescents and adults and I am passionate about what I do.
Over my long professional career I have worked in many different settings, such as homeless youth refuges, hospitals, community organisations, university counselling services, and for the last 10 years in private practice.
I have worked for many years in and around the Melville Council area including at Murdoch University Counselling Service.
My professional training and work experiences have embedded in me the importance of really listening to people and understanding their concerns. I would bring this valuable skill to the role of a Councillor for Bateman, Kardinya and Murdoch.
I am a practical thinker and value problem solving issues that arise to positively impact the needs of our community and the environment.
3. Community representation I have always been active in representing people at many points in my life. For example:
At university I was the Vice President of the psychology student association.
I was called as an expert witness for the federal enquiry into mental health in 2005 and I argued for Medicare rebates to support for people with mental health needs.
I was on the Community Advisory Board for the Fiona Stanley Hospital.
I was the President of the private practice Clinical Psychology Association in WA for two years and chaired monthly executive meetings.
I have been the President of the Australian College of Advanced Postgraduate Psychologists for the last eight years and also been chair of all executive meetings.
I led a large political action campaign for WA psychologists when WA psychologists became regulated by the Australian Health Regulation Agency, because we were having to align with the lower registration standards found in the Eastern States.
I have met with many Federal and State politicians regarding matters of concern in the mental health field and I am confident and capable to stand up for what is important to the people I represent.
I know the importance and value of true community representation, something which is very much needed in local council debates and decision-making.
I strongly believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, happy, and connected to their community. If I am elected, I stand ready to listen to community members and to provide strong advocacy into Council to achieve these goals.
Authorised by Dr Jillian Horton 19 Cameron Way, Kardinya WA 6163