Dr Deborah Absler is a social worker with extensive experience as a clinician and senior manager in community mental health services for children, adolescents and families, local and intercountry adoption and working with the indigenous community. She has been employed in tertiary social work education, service development and mental health policy and program development for the Victorian Department of Human Services.
Deborah is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne. Her Consultancy Practice provides program and service development and evaluation, organisational consultancy, practice research and project work, supervision, training and professional development. She specialises in cross program and sector partnerships, collaboration, teamwork building, specialist child and family work & mental health policy, program development and practice.