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Rochelle Matacz

President, Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, West Australia (AAIMHI WA)

Rochelle Matacz, MCP, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is currently the President of Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, West Australia (AAIMHI WA).

Ms. Matacz is President of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Incorporated, West Australian Branch (AAIMHI WA) and has been in this role since 2014. As President of AAIMHI WA she has had a leading role in the implementation of the AAIMHI WA Competency Guidelines and Endorsement for Culturally-Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health ®. AAIMHI WA is leading the way internationally as the first Affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) outside the USA to have a licensing agreement to use the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Competency Guidelines and Endorsement system®. Ms. Matacz is also the coordinator and clinical supervisor of the Edith Cowan University Pregnancy to Parenthood Clinic and provides reflective supervision and IMH training to a range of agencies working with infants, young children, and their families. Her clinical work in perinatal and infant mental health has focused on developing and implementing community and hospital-based services with vulnerable families. She lived and worked in Ireland from 2003-2013, where she received the WAIMH Award in 2012 in recognition of her significant contributions in establishing and promoting IMH in Ireland. Ms. Matacz co-founded the Irish Association for Infant Mental Health (IAIMH) in 2009. She was also responsible for developing IMH community-based therapeutic services and co-created Ireland’s first interdisciplinary training model (IMH Network Group) for building workforce capacity in IMH. She holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology and was endorsed as an IMH Specialist (IMH-E®) in 2006.

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