Trisha Reaston

Trisha Reaston
Senior Occupational Therapist

Trisha is the newest Occupational Therapist to join the team. She is a Cairns local who has also spent time living in Brisbane, Darwin, Canada, England, and Wales. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Movement Studies in 2005 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Class 1 Honours) in 2012.  

Trisha has worked in occupational rehabilitation for 10 years with a focus on rehabilitating injured workers experiencing physical and psychological injuries to transition back to work. She has also worked in the early intervention space of helping people remain at work with medical conditions, injuries, mental health conditions and workplace conflict. Trisha has completed several further professional development courses including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression and Anxiety, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Grief, Office Ergonomics, PERMA, Mentally Healthy Workplaces, and PErforM Ergonomics. Her clinical areas of interest include pain rehabilitation, mental health, neurological rehabilitation, and older persons.  

In her spare time, Trisha enjoys spending time with her family and exploring all Cairns has to offer. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (hons) – 2012

Courses:

  • Griffith University: Yuwahn Wupin (culturally able) – 2023  
  • ACTMindfully: ACT for Grief and Loss – 2022  
  • Office of Industrial Relations: Mental Health Awareness in Workplaces – 2021  
  • Marcus Evans Professional Training: Resilience and Leadership in Emergencies – 2020 
  • Professor Michael Leiter, RTW Conference: Preventing job burnout through improved workplace civility – – 2019 
  • Resolution Institute: CINERGY Conflict Management Coaching – 2018  
  • Workplace Health and Safety QLD: PErforM Risk Assessment – 2017  
  • ACTMindfully: ACT for Anxiety and Depression – 2016  
  • Dr Curtis Gray/MLCOA: PTSD and stress related disorders – 2015  
  • Territory Hands: Treating difficult wrist workshop – 2014  
  • Recovre Group: Return to Work Coordination – 2013