Dr Maxine Thérèse
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be a Doctor of Children...I didn't know what that really meant or what it looked like, but I trusted that it was very important, because I felt it to be so...
It has been my focus and passion for decades to nurture the greatest potential in children. Mothering set me on this path more directly, and I came to know myself more deeply through my own children. I have two adult sons who are my inspiration and greatest support.
My Ph.D. research into children's wellbeing saw my childhood dream come true and I became a Doctor of Children. My doctoral research proposed a new theory of the child as a soul (integrated body, mind, spirit) and a new model for children's wellbeing, which I have called The Foundational Needs Model. My Book The Push for a Child Philosophy: What Children Really Need You to Know -- outlines my research findings of The Foundational Needs Model which is the basis for the therapeutic system I developed in my own clinical practice. Childosophy, the modality, combines energetic science and integrative philosophies of the self to support wellbeing and potential growth in childhood.
I train practitioners in Childosophy and consult with children and adults in my Geelong based practice and I love to write every opportunity I get.