Emily Goss (BScOT) graduated from Curtin University in 2002 and the majority of her career has been in the Aged Care and Disability sectors, both in Australia and overseas. Emily is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Keen to further OT as a profession Emily has been involved in the supervision and mentoring of OT Students and new graduates since 2003.
Emily was the Project Developer of the Pain Management and Complex Health Project with NFP Amaroo Care Services from 2011 – 2014. The evidence based program provided client centred treatments, for complex chronic pain experiences, with individuals with severe disabilities, the very well elderly and those in palliative care. Emily is a member of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
With a belief in life-long learning and the multifaceted brain-body connection, Emily is: a qualified Physio-Chi instructor, practiced in the use of the Stanford University 'Moving Easy Program' for chronic pain; a member of Berkeley UC's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC); and has completed Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training in November 2017.
Many years of her career have been spent working with individuals with memory impairments. Emily's passion in this area has driven her to become: an Ashby Memory Method (AMM) Certified Instructor; a Member of The Society for Arts in Dementia Care; qualified in the use of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (now the HDS-R) and trained in its application through The Possibility Oriented Approach and to complete training with the Founder of Dementia Care International, Jane Verity, on use of the International IAHSA Awarded, 'Spark of Life' Philosophy.
Emily has a passion for holistic approaches to health and steering life-long neuroplasticity in positive directions.