Kay Gravell
Head of School Creative Arts Therapies
Melbourne, Victoria

Kay has over 35 years experience in the health and community services sector in direct practice, project management, senior management, program development, evaluation, research, training and facilitation. She has extensive experience in teaching in social work and arts therapy as well as in conducting her own psychotherapy practice and providing clinical supervision. Kay has a particular interest in the ‘art of listening’ as integral to effective therapeutic practice. Kay’s has held executive management positions in the public sector, community health and at MIECAT as well as running her own consultancy practice. She is committed to the creation of workplaces that enable people to express their talent, passion and creativity in the pursuit of a fairer society.

Kay has a passion for teaching and sharing her skills and expertise. She has a good understanding of the academic environment having lectured in social welfare, social work and arts therapy at Monash University, University of Melbourne, Deakin University, MIECAT and Phoenix Institute. Kay is a qualified social worker with a Masters degree in Social Policy and trained as an arts therapist at MIECAT in Melbourne completing a Grad Dip, Masters and Professional Doctorate in Creative Arts Therapy. She has published in academic journals and done numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She brings an eclectic mix of skills, knowledge and approaches to her work as a teacher and manager.