Buddhism and Psychology

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.

Convener

Ms Penelope Fenner
Penny has studied and trained with Buddhist teachers in India, Nepal and Australia since the 1970's. In her therapeutic and professional practice she makes non secular Buddhist wisdom readily accessible for people from all walks of life. She enjoys a wonderful network of like-minded practitioners in Australia and overseas as a result of her long engagement in Buddhist Psychology that sees her regularly travel to teach, offer retreats and continually learn.

Penny has taken on the role of National Convenor for BPIG in order to provide stimulating, relevant and engaging activities for psychologists. Mindfulness and Buddhism are now known to be effective "tools" for therapy and life management. More exposure and experience in these fields can only enrich. Penny is passionate about enlivening this area, seeing psychologists grow in confidence and skill as they integrate greater understanding along with wonderful new skills into their life and practice.

Secretary

Ms Kellie Edwards
Phone: 0404 155 828
Kellie is a Psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a qualified Mindfulness Teacher. She has been attending retreats and exploring Buddhism for a number of years and has worked with a number of teachers internationally through her online program Mindfulness4Mothers.com and associated activities. She works with Elisha Goldstein as a mentor on his online six month mindfulness program A Course in Mindful Living and facilities individual and group mindfulness based programs in her private practices in Moonee Ponds, Edithvale, Berwick and throughout Melbourne as requested. She has developed and delivered mindfulness based parenting programs for local government and private practices. Kellie actively seeks professional development opportunities for the members of the BPIG and the MHPN mental health network she coordinates in the Southern Bayside area of Melbourne. Please feel free to contact Kellie if you wish to discuss this further.

Treasurer

Mr Campbell Sinclair

Committee Member

Ms Lianne Britten

Co ordinator
ACT

Ms Lianne Britten

Co ordinator
NSW

Ms Lianne Britten

If you would like to join the Committee there are vacant positions for QLD, WA, SA and NSW Co-ordinator Roles - please contact Penny Fenner if you are willing to take on this much needed role.