Dr. Christine Fejo-King

Christine is an Aboriginal woman from the Northern Territory. Her father was a Larrakia man and her mother is a Warumungu woman.
Christine completed her BSW at the NTU in 1998, then moved to Canberra to work for the Australian Government.
She has worked in the areas of mental health, substance misuse, aged care, palliative care, child protection, juvenile justice, and reconciliation. Christine has presented at national and international conferences.
Whilst in Canberra Christine completed a PhD in Philosophy/Social Work and has recently moved back to the Northern Territory. She was the project manager and co-convenor with Dr. Michael Adams of the 3 rd International Indigenous Social Work Conference held in Darwin in 2015.
She has taught in various schools of social work and is a foundation member of the Australian College of Social Work and Chairperson of the National Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Worker’s Association.
Christine was invited to present to the NT Royal Commission on Youth Justice outlining her work on kinship mapping and its importance in shaping culturally sensitive child protection responses.

Pamela Trotman

Pamela’s association with the First Australians extends over sixty years, forty-eight as a practicing Social Worker.
Much of her professional life has converged with significant events in the history of social policy as it relates to Aboriginal Australians.
She has lived in the Northern Territory for twenty-nine years, having spent the first half of her professional life working in health and child protection in metropolitan and regional NSW.
Today Pamela works in private practice and seeks to contribute to social work knowledge through writing and teaching and has published on reconciliation and trauma.
She has presented nationally and internationally on trauma, including the “Survivor Self”. Pamela is also a member of the AASW Reconciliation Taskforce.
Late 2017, Pamela contributed to an Indian publication on Social Work Education: her chapter focusing on lessons from Critical Social Work practice.

Workshop Outline

WORKSHOP TITLE: Achieving anti-oppressive practice with a focus on Reconciliation

Learning objectives – Though the application of Indigenist and Western theories:

– Increase participant’s capacity and confidence to build effective relationships between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues, clients, and organisations as the foundation to promote two-way culturally safe and respectful practice.




Our Philosophy

Our philosophy focuses on our shared humanity and finding ways to build and strengthen strong relationships which together, enables us, within our spheres of influence, to address the issues which impede our well-being and the well-being of those with whom we interact.

Workshop: Using our brains to promote resilience and to manage vulnerability – Registration form

Recent research in neurophysiology reveals our brains have the capacity for renewal and to manage a vast array of psycho-social challenges.

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to access our brain’s potential to achieve and sustain wellbeing – Resilience.

It also offers participants the opportunity to learn and practice strategies to manage vulnerability.

Darwin workshop 21 September

Katherine & Alice Springs EOI welcome

Suitable for human service workers, allied health professionals and educators

Fees: early bird: $350, full fee $420 group bookings (max 5) $320

Presenter: Pamela Trotman accredited mental health Social Worker

Lodge EOI by emailing: pam.trotman@bigpond.com

AASW endorsed 10 CPD points (includes FPS)


Achieving Anti-oppressive Practice 2019: Expression of interest form

With sufficient interest, we will be offering our workshops in centres across Australia commencing May 2019. To achieve optimal creative learning opportunities we need a minimum of 16 participants for each workshop and a maximum of 24.