Beth is a psychologist who began her career in 1993 as a child protection caseworker. She then worked as a child protection specialist before moving on to assist the NSW Child Death Review Team with its analysis of systemic child protection issues. In 1999 Beth became a trainer for the Department of Community Services and then joined the Centre for Community Welfare Training. She started her own consultancy in 2007.
Since 1999 Beth has delivered training in child protection, domestic violence, child development, attachment, infant mental health, neuroscience, trauma, parenting, early childhood sleep, working effectively with vulnerable families, life story work, foster care, counselling, motivational interviewing and conflict resolution,
She has worked with psychologists, social workers, counsellors, welfare professionals, occupational therapists, mental health specialists, foster carers, doctors, nurses, teachers and early childhood educators from a wide range of government and non-government services.
In this time she has also spoken at numerous conferences.
Beth has been providing individual and team supervision since 2009 to clients from diverse fields, including child protection, early intervention, family support, youth homelessness, domestic violence, adult mental health, early childhood education and Out of School Hours Care.
In 2011 Beth trained as a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. She also worked with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry to write Giving Children a Safe Start: The role of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Workers, a seven-hour online learning program focusing on understanding and responding to the needs of vulnerable children and their parents.
Beth is a member of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and was a member of AAIMHI's NSW's Committee between 2001 and 2014. She is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society.