Position: Senior Researcher
Reima Pryor is a registered Psychologist and a Family Therapist. She has over 20 years’ experience across a variety of sectors with high risk children, young people and families, including: state Child Protection Services; Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment; Family Services; and Child/Young Person/Family Mental Health Treatment, including in an Aboriginal community context.
Roles have included: direct clinical practice (with individual children/young people and adults, families and groups); practice supervision and management; research, evaluation and policy analysis (e.g. Project officer role with Charles Darwin University in an Evaluation of a Child Mental Health Early Intervention Pilot in the Tiwi Island Aboriginal Communities of the Northern Territory); psycho-education material development (e.g. for the Strong Bonds website regarding family-aware Youthwork practice, and support for parents/carers of young people with complex needs; and for the Raising Children’s Network website).
For the past six years she has been employed as Director of Research and Evaluation by Drummond Street Services (drummond street), a family service agency in Melbourne. Her most recent clinical role was part-time with the Take Two Program of Berry Street Victoria, based in an intensive family-based out-of-home-care prevention program within the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) (to 2014). She currently works as a Consultant for drummond street and Adventure Works.