Faculty Emeritus – Jo Wright has been founding member of the FSI team from 2004 to 2012. From 2013 Jo has transitioned to a valued visiting contributer to the FSI training programs. Jo is a registered Psychologist and has been working in the field of couple and family therapy since completing her initial training with Marriage Guidance NSW. She is highly regarded for her expertise in couple therapy. Jo worked as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer for Relationships Australia NSW for over 8 years and was manager of Unifam’s Sydney regional office for 5 years following this.
In 1995 Jo was a founding member of the staff of The Australian Institute for Relationships Studies and went on to be employed at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to customise and deliver training programs in adult education for organisations involved in the teaching of psychotherapy. This enabled her to develop her interest and skills in adult learning approaches. Jo has subsequently developed a reputation as an articulate communicator who values collaboration and creativity in training.
Jo was first drawn to the ideas of Murray Bowen during initial training in family therapy. Her interest was extended by the completion of a major project on the contribution of Bowen to the development of family therapy during post graduate studies in Psychology at University of Western Sydney (UWS). Ideas from Bowen’s Family Systems Theory have underpinned both her work with clients and the supervision of clinical staff for many years.
Having undertaken her own family of origin coaching, Jo continues to apply these principles to her relationships with extended family as a complement to her professional work.
Jo’s career has given her the unique combination of solid experience as a clinician, an educator and a manager, bringing a depth of expertise to her training and supervision.