John HarphamTeam Leader & Rehabilitation Consultant
John has experience working as a Rehabilitation Consultant / Consultant Psychologist in the occupational rehabilitation field and has worked with both compensable and non-compensable claims, including assisting with complex psychological claims, sensitive and medical management claims and in managing high risk situations.
In the worker’s compensation space, John has worked across both new-employer and same-employer claims, and his experience and skills ensure that he is able to manage complex psychological presentations well, alongside considering all psychosocial barriers and how these may impact a client’s return to function. In relation to new-employer claims, John has experience conducting Vocational Assessments, Vocational Counselling, and Job Seeking meetings to assist with job detached clients find a new role.
Furthermore, John is experienced at conducting Initial Assessments, Workplace Assessments and develop Return to Work Plans to assist injured clients return to their pre-injury duties or suitable duties with the same employer. Ensuring that appropriate support is provided to employer representatives along with facilitation of workplace meetings and exploration of appropriate suitable duties for workers to return to.
John has experience conducting EAP sessions with clients presenting with a number of psychological concerns such as anxiety and depression. In addition to this, John facilitates proactive wellbeing check referrals, reaching out to deliver brief therapy to clients who may have been identified as at risk from a wellbeing perspective.
In the corporate (non-compensable) space, John also conducts psychological assessments, including Independent Psychological Assessments and Fitness for Work Assessments, reviewing client’s presentation, diagnosis and making recommendations on treatment and vocational strategies to support recovery. John also facilitated the Resilient Me program in both the compensable and non-compensable spaces. In relation to all of his psychological cases, John maintains a professional approach, and his focus is on the client’s recovery and return to work.
- Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian Catholic University – 2017
- Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies with Distinction – Western Sydney University – 2015
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