Senior Practice Design Specialist
Bachelor of Psychology; PG Dip in Psychological Practice
Vannessa Montoya-Barbaro is a Senior Practice Design Specialist in the Practice Design Portfolio, where her training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Multisystemic Therapy and SafeCare is put to good use.
As a trainer and a coach, Vannessa supports practitioners, and middle and senior managers to build their capacity and reach their practice goals.
Vannessa has extensive experience designing evidence-based practice frameworks, and is a skilled provider of implementation support, training and coaching.
Before joining the PRC, Vannessa worked as a psychologist at Konekt, supporting individuals to return to work. She also has extensive experience in juvenile justice, as a psychologist for the Juniperina Juvenile Justice Corrections Centre and for the Intensive Supervision Program, Juvenile Justice, where she specialised in assessment and psychological intervention to reduce antisocial behaviours in youth and increase parenting capacity to manage their child’s behaviour.