Monday 24th October 2022

Seminar | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM


What is the psychological impact of judicial work? Designed for Associate Justices, Carly Schrever and Sally Ryan, Judicial Wellbeing Advisors, will share what research has revealed on this important question and discuss the psychology of stress more generally.


Through an interactive discussion, Associate Justices will be introduced to systemic and individual evidence-based strategies for preventing and responding to stress and maximising wellbeing within a busy Associate Justice role.


Judicial College of Victoria
Carly Schrever, LLB, BSci, MPsych (Clinical)
Carly is a lawyer, clinically trained psychologist, and award-winning empirical researcher, with more than 10 years’ experience in judicial education. As part of her combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) / PhD at the University of Melbourne, Carly has conducted Australia’s first empirical and psychologically grounded research into the sources and nature of work-related stress among the Australian judiciary. She has published several papers arising from this research. In her role as Judicial Wellbeing Advisor to the Judicial College of Victoria, Carly developed Australia’s first Judicial Wellbeing online resource, and works with the Victorian jurisdictions to develop of a range of judicial wellbeing programs and resources.
Judicial College of Victoria
Sally Ryan, B.A., Grad.Dip.Ed.Psych., MaClFT
Sally is a psychologist and family therapist and has been registered as a psychologist since 2000. Sally has worked with individuals and families as a clinician supporting them with a range of life stage challenges and mental health concerns. Sally worked at Victoria’s tertiary family therapy institute, The Bouverie Centre, as a therapist, trainer, and manager. Sally has experience building the capacity of systems and individuals working in trauma saturated environments, including supporting leaders to confidently support staff wellbeing. She has developed and implemented staff wellbeing programs, including within the Victorian youth justice custodial settings. In her role as a Judicial Wellbeing Advisor at the College, Sally develops and delivers judicial wellbeing programs.