About Us

About Us

YOUR PARTNER FOR DISABILITY COMPLEX SUPPORT

About Us

Prag Consulting provides a range of services in the Disability sector and partner agencies.

We are a registered provider of Specialist Behaviour Intervention and Therapeutic Supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and also provide forensic disability services, as well as learning and development and organisational consulting services in the Disability, Child, Youth and Family (CYF), Justice and Mental Health sectors.

We work from a trauma informed perspective and our work is grounded in human rights principles, humanistic values and evidence based, best-practice principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Our Directors

Therese

Therese Morgante

Position: Principal Consultant (Disability Sector & Policy)
Director, Operations & Business Development
Categories: Directors
Qualifications: M Public Policy & Management

Principal Consultant (Disability Sector & Policy)
Director, Operations and Business Development

Therese is an experienced disability administrator with over 25 years’ experience in the disability sector including roles in direct support, management and policy roles in government and non-government organisations and private consulting.

Therese has played key roles throughout Victoria’s progression towards individualised funding, including design and initial implementation of self-directed funding at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC; from 1999 – 2005) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS from 2005 – 2009).  In her role as a senior manager at DHHS, Therese supported the implementation of Victoria’s first Autism State Plan.  She worked as a Consultant at Dyson Consulting Group (2010 – 2016), where she supported organisations across Australia to prepare for providing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Therese was also the Executive Officer for East Division, DHHS (from 2016 – 2020).

In her current work, Therese is responsible for all aspects of Prag Consulting operations including policy development, compliance and practice improvement. Therese also provides consulting services to organisations in the disability and broader human services sectors.

Therese Morgante

Principal Consultant (Disability Sector & Policy)
Director, Operations & Business Development

Principal Consultant (Disability Sector & Policy) Director, Operations and Business...

Our Practitioners

Stacey

Stacey Antonopoulos, Assoc MAPS

Position: Provisional Psychologist
Senior Associate, Behaviour Support
Categories: Practitioners
Qualification: B App Sc. (Disability), Grad. Dip. Psych, M Prof Psych (Current)

Provisional Psychologist
Senior Associate, Behaviour Support

Stacey is a senior associate and a team leader at Prag Consulting.   She has worked in the disability sector for 25 years within a variety of organisations including the Department of Health and Human Services as an Advanced Behaviour Support Practitioner and supported young people and adults with a range of complex disabilities and mental health needs utilising evidence based positive behaviour support approaches.

Throughout her career, Stacey has gained an understanding of the biopsychosocial factors that impact on a person’s behaviours and how these factors can influence their sense of wellbeing, interactions with others and meaningful inclusion within their community.   She has a particular interest in supporting people, their families and service providers to develop and maintain constructive relationships that facilitate positive change and improvement in their quality of life.

​Stacey has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability), a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and clinical training in family therapy.  She is currently undertaking the degree of Master of Professional Psychology at Monash University.

Stacey Antonopoulos, Assoc MAPS

Provisional Psychologist
Senior Associate, Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist Senior Associate, Behaviour Support Stacey is a senior...

Alicia Bakker

Position: Senior Associate,
Clinical and Behaviour Support
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: MSW; BA (Soc Sc)

Senior Associate, Clinical and Behaviour Support

Alicia is a senior associate and a team leader of Prag Consulting.  She has worked in the disability sector for a number of years including as a Behavioural Consultant and team leader at Melbourne City Mission’s Affirming Families Positive Behaviour Support Program.  Prior to this she has worked for several years providing crisis intervention support for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Alicia enjoys supporting children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and mental health needs from a Positive Behaviour Support approach.   She is passionate about building positive relationships, promoting full inclusion in family and community life and improving quality of life for children and young people with complex needs.

​Alicia has completed a BA in Social Sciences at La Trobe University and a Master of Social Work at Monash University.  She also has a keen interest in alternative therapeutic approaches and has undertaken training in animal assisted therapy.

Alicia Bakker

Senior Associate,
Clinical and Behaviour Support

Senior Associate, Clinical and Behaviour Support Alicia is a senior...

Bob Bowen

Bob Bowen

Position: Senior Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: B.A (Social Work); Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, NY.

Senior Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Bob Bowen is an internationally known consultant, author, and speaker who has over 40 years of experience in supporting people affected by complex disabilities.  He started teaching about behaviour in 1981 at the college level and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York.  In this role he has written three book chapters and over 20 articles and conference presentations on the role of culture in workplace violence.

Bob has taught workshops and consulted with families and organisations throughout Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia.  Bob believes that families can and should, where possible, be actively involved in the support process. He travels to Australia frequently and even when not in the country, he is able to support families and organisations through video and tele conference technology.  He has demonstrated his expertise and compassion in working with individuals affected by autism, mental health concerns and complex behavioural needs in Victoria and is looking forward to serving more people through his affiliation with Prag Consulting.

Bob Bowen

Senior Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Senior Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Bob Bowen is an internationally...

Stephanie Angelis

Position: Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: B Psych. Hons (Current)

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Stephanie is an advanced associate of Prag Consulting with previous work experience as a Forensic Disability Behaviour Support Practitioner with the Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) and of Melbourne City Mission’s Affirming Families Program.

Stephanie has experience supporting individuals of all age groups but has a particular interest in the assessment and support of young people with forensic (criminal offending) behaviour and complex trauma presentations.  Stephanie has a passion for supporting young people’s mental health needs through trauma-informed practice and enjoys supporting care teams to adopt a Person Centred, Positive Behaviour Support approach to ensure that holistic support is provided to each individual.

Stephanie is currently completing Honors in Psychology, having taken a break between her undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

 

Stephanie Angelis

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Stephanie is an advanced associate...

Madeline Wilson

Position: Provisional Psychologist
Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: B Soc Sc (Psych); Grad Dip Prof Psych; M Psych Ed & Dev (current)

Provisional Psychologist
Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Madeline (Maddy) is an advanced associate of Prag Consulting with previous work experience as a behaviour support practitioner and team leader of Melbourne City Mission’s Affirming Families Positive Behaviour Support Program. She also has experience in direct support work implementing positive behaviour support programs for children and adolescents with severe behaviours of concern within a shared care residential facility.

Maddy currently supports a diverse group of individual and families with complex presentations.   She enjoys strengthening relationships and improving the quality of life of her clients and the important people in their lives.  Maddy is also passionate about equipping her clients with skills that will last throughout their lifetime.

Maddy has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma in Psychology and is currently completing the degree of Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental).

Madeline Wilson

Provisional Psychologist
Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Madeline (Maddy) is...

Tania Swan

Position: Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: A Appld Soc Sc; Adv. Dip. Couns; B Psych & Crim (Current)

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Tania’s love for supporting people with complex behavioural issues began as a Division 2 Nurse after returning to work after having her second child.   She has qualifications and experience in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), Mental Health, Aged Care, Leisure and Health, Training and Assessment, and Leadership and management.

Tania worked in Disability Day Services for almost 10 years, 3 years of which were spent as coordinator of a day service.   This period vastly contributed to Tania developing her love of supporting people with complex behaviours, which lead her to join Prag Consulting when the opportunity arose.   What Tania finds most rewarding about working with people who use complex behaviours is the opportunity to educate others, to assist in creating opportunities for people to be empowered to develop or maintain positive and meaningful relationships and experiences, and to see people set goals and achieve outcomes.

Tania has an Associate Degree in Applied Social Sciences, various Certificate IV’s and is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology and Criminology.

Tania Swan

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Tania’s love for supporting people...

Tracey Fink

Position: Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: Adv. Dip. Disability; Grad Cert PBS (Current)

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Tracey has worked in the Disability Sector for 30 years, beginning with aiding Integration for students with a disability into mainstream secondary college.   She began working at the then Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 1995 in Disability Accommodation Services and spent 18 years as a House Supervisor supporting adults with a range of cognitive disabilities to live independently, develop skills and participate in their community.  She finished her career with DHHS as an Operations Manager supporting Staff and Residents from multiple Group Homes with a variety of complex needs.

Tracey is passionate about supporting people with a disability to live their best life by building positive relationships with family and community, promoting full inclusion, choice, decision making and access to their chosen services.

Tracey has a particular interest in supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or complex behaviour needs through Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support in 2021.

Tracey Fink

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Advanced Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Tracey has worked in the...

William Pope

Position: Provisional Psychologist
Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: Bach Applied Sc (Psych); Grad Dip Psych; M Prof Psych (Current), Cert IV CYF

Provisional Psychologist
Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

William (Will) joined Prag Consulting in 2019. He has previously worked with vulnerable young people with a history of trauma who were in out-of-home care or at risk of homelessness.

Will has a strong interest in the mental health and psychosocial challenges of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the positive impact of social inclusion in developing positive mental health outcomes.  He enjoys working closely with families, support teams and other allied health professionals to assess, identify and understand the functions of his clients’ behaviours of concern and adaptive behavioural skills.

Will has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) at Deakin University. He is also currently enrolled to complete a Master of Professional Psychology at Australian Catholic University.

William Pope

Provisional Psychologist
Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist Associate, Positive Behaviour Support William (Will) joined Prag...

Gabriela Bica

Position: Provisional Psychologist
Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: B Psych Sc (Hons); M Clin Psych (Current)

Provisional Psychologist
Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Gabriela (Gabi) joined Prag Consulting in early 2020, having worked previously as an ABA therapist and behaviour support practitioner.    She has also worked in not-for-profit enterprises supporting young people with diverse backgrounds and abilities to develop employment skills.

Gabi has supported young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, and mental health needs. She is passionate about empowering her clients and their families to improve their quality of life and participation in their communities.  Gabi is committed to person-centred approaches in her practice, celebrating the differences and strengths of her clients.  She enjoys collaborating with families and support networks including schools and therapy teams in working towards her clients’ goals.

Gabriela Bica

Provisional Psychologist
Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Provisional Psychologist Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Gabriela (Gabi) joined Prag...

Katherine

Katherine Howells, PhD

Position: Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: PhD, B Psych (Hons)

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Katherine joined Prag Consulting in mid-2020.  She has worked with children across a range of abilities for several years, including as a behaviour interventionist.  She has also worked in a research setting, with a particular focus on neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and as a university tutor in an undergraduate child and adolescent development unit.

Katherine is passionate about supporting individuals of all abilities, improving their quality of life, and increasing participation within the community.

Katherine holds a PhD in Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is a current PhD Candidate.  Her thesis examined the impact of organised physical activity for children with autism spectrum disorder.

 

 

Katherine Howells, PhD

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Katherine joined Prag Consulting in mid-2020....

Steph Ganegoda, AASW

Position: Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: BSoc Work (Hons); Bach Social Sc (Psych)

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Stephanie is an associate of Prag Consulting. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages from a Positive Behaviour Support approach. She is passionate about supporting mental health needs and creating an inclusive space where everyone feels safe and confident to be themselves and achieve their personal goals. Stephanie embraces diversity and supports individuality and character.

Stephanie has completed a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology at RMIT University.

Steph Ganegoda, AASW

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Stephanie is an associate of Prag...

Meagan McLean

Meagan McLean

Position: Associate, Positive Behaviour Support/ Psychoeducational Practitioner
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: B Soc Sc (Current); CertIV Mental Health

Meagan joined the team at Prag Consulting with experience in therapeutic person-centered support roles, alongside adults and youth with complex psychosocial presentations.

Meagan is a creative and compassionate practitioner who has a keen interest in understanding each person’s unique circumstances and targeting her support with the aim of empowering individuals to reach their optimal capacity. Her areas of interest include mental health, building positive relationships and person centered and solution-focused counselling practices.  She has a strong commitment to ensuring inclusion and equal opportunities for everyone.

Meagan is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Behavioral Studies.

Meagan McLean

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support/ Psychoeducational Practitioner

Meagan joined the team at Prag Consulting with experience in...

Kaye Swan

Position: Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: B Psych & Neuro Sc (Current)

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Kaye has worked in the disability and child protection sectors for a number of years in therapeutic support roles.  She has experience working with parents of young children through mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches and the principles of attachment theory.   She enjoys working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has developed a keen interest supporting those with complex sensory needs.

Kaye is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychological and Neurological Sciences (Honours).

Kaye Swan

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Kaye has worked in the disability...

Carsten de Jong

Position: Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: M Prof psych; B Psych Sc (Hons) & B Crim.

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Carsten joined the team at Prag Consulting in early 2021, having worked for three years as a Disability Support Worker providing individualised services to people with complex needs (including forensic disability and complex behaviour issues).

Carsten has a passion for working therapeutically with individuals who have complex psychosocial support needs and brings a naturally compassionate and person-centred approach to his work.  He is a budding clinician who has completed a Master of Professional Psychology and an Honours degree in psychology and is eligible for registration as a Provisional Psychologist.

Carsten de Jong

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Carsten joined the team at Prag...

Phoebe Meldrum

Position: Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 
Categories: Practitioners
Qualifications: BA (PsySc)

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support

Phoebe is a Behaviour Support Practitioner at Prag Consulting. She has joined the team after working for a number of years with children and young people in a primary school setting, where she provided inclusion support for children with complex needs outside of school hours.

Phoebe enjoys working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability and mental health issues from a Positive Behaviour Support approach. Her areas of interest include the building of self-esteem, inclusion and integration into communities and activities, and adapting environments to provide children and young people with the support to achieve their goals.

Phoebe has completed a BA in Psychological Sciences at La Trobe University and aims to work towards becoming a clinical psychologist.

Phoebe Meldrum

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support
 

Associate, Positive Behaviour Support Phoebe is a Behaviour Support Practitioner...

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