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Shawn van der Linden
Restorative Practice
Altum Counselling and Consulting

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About the Practitioner

Field of Interest: 

Shawn provides Restorative Practice facilitation for workplace conflict and also for families experiencing conflict. He also works with organisations and teams to help them become restorative. 

Shawn also uses Restorative Practice in his work as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and in the provision of psychotherapy / counselling to couples and individuals.   He has provided these services in a range of corporate, government, education and community sectors, and also has specialization for the application of RP in faith based settings. 


Shawn believes Restorative Practice is especially powerful in facilitating change, healing and development in times of conflict due to its capacity to address issues related to the past, the present and the future. Through having this focus it is a modality that is able address the underlying emotional hurt and pain that often continue to be a cause of ongoing conflict, and in this way can provide a depth of healing and transformation not possible with other dispute resolution modalities. 

Brings to the Discussion: 

Shawn has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of mental health, social work and counselling.

He is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and qualifications in Pastoral Theology. He also has extensive training and long experience of working in Restorative Practice, Mediation and Family Therapy.


Organisational Role(s): 
  • Consultant
  • Facilitator
  • Mentor coach
  • Practitioner
  • Trainer
Services Offered: 
  • Faith Based Restorative Work
  • Child and Family support services
  • Coaching
  • Community based mental health services
  • Community Development/Education 
  • Consultancy
  • Culture change
  • Education - University
  • Elder Abuse
  • Facilitation
  • Family Dispute Mediation
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Family group conferencing
  • Gendered violence
  • Group based relationship education
  • Human rights
  • Intentional communities
  • Leadership development
  • Peer support services
  • Policy development
  • Program development
  • Reflective practice
  • Responding to child sexual abuse
  • Responding to sexual assault/harm
  • Restorative Circles
  • Restorative Conferencing
  • Restorative Practice meetings
  • Rights of older people
  • Rights of people with disabilities
  • Rights of those experiencing mental ill health
  • School - K-12
  • School prep-6
  • Sexual assault
  • Support groups
  • Team Building
  • Training
  • Violence risk assessment
  • Violence risk management
  • Workplace Conferencing
  • Workplace Training
  • Management Training

Practitioner Location and Reach

MacArthur, ACT, 2904
Area Covered: 
State -NSW
State -Vic
Sydney region
Territory -ACT

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