The Seven Phases model is a unique and innovative, multi-purpose educational, presentation and counselling model that Rosemary uses in a range of programs to provide a:
Context for learning about past and present events knowing that Aboriginal prosperity possible from an Aboriginal perspective;
Guide to understanding issues of loss and grief and their psychological impact on contemporary Aboriginal people and communities;
Framework for counselling with individuals and groups;
Tool for integrating loss & grief with clients struggling to come to terms with psychological challenges and personal circumstances;
Pathway into cultural competency is through cultural rapport for non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal service providers.
Today she likes to describe herself as a phoenix, because she rose out of the ashes left behind by Australian history and her Stolen Generation ‘lived experiences’ to become the Founding CEO and sole operator of the Sacred Site Within Healing Centrein 1993. As it went from strength to strength she set up the Australian Institute for Loss and Grief in 2005. As a Griefologist she's a qualified educator & assessor, program designer and facilitator, Loss & Grief Counsellor, public speaker, published author.