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Businesses that have been created, developed and managed include:

* Business Improvement Consulting services;

* Business for Resolving Vilification for Professionals;

* Company offering Business and Personal Development Workshops;

* Hospitality Training Company;

* Travel Tour Company;

* Boutique Guesthouse;

* Beauty Salon focused upon Detox Services;

* Healing & Rejuvenation Centre;

* Environmental Consulting Company;

* Reception & Function Centre; and

* Advanced Organically Certified & Biodynamic Farm Management System (small & large properties)

* Doctor of Philosophy – Medical & Primary Health Care research thesis (currently underway): Research of Epigenetics and the Role of Mindfulness

 in the Improvement of the DNA Structure and Repair of Telomeres to Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity. Quantitative (Mathematical

 Statistics) & Qualitative (Interview) based Research for Medicine.

* Lakaev, N. (2009). Validation of an Australian academic stress questionnaire. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling 19(1), 56-70 (ISSN


* Master of Clinical Psychology research thesis: ‘Rasch Model Analysis of the Lakaev Academic Stress Response Scale (LASRS)’. This study applied

 the Rasch analysis to the total LASRS and its four subscales to conduct a detailed assessment of the response format, item fit, and

 dimensionality. The suitability of using all items of the LASRS as a measure of general psychological distress was also explored. Quantitative

 (Mathematical Statistics) based Research for Psychology.  

* Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology research thesis: ‘Differences in response to academic stress: A cross cultural study’. Results have been

 published in the Australian Journal of Psychology and Counselling. Quantitative (Mathematical Statistics) based Research for Psychology.

* Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (UWS) research thesis: ‘Advanced farming systems’. ‘Advanced Farming Systems’. The project investigated the

 management practices and social structures within tropical organic farming practices, in order to design new methods and systems to improve

 productivity and profitability. This study was designed from a consultancy perspective and worked with large scale agricultural structures and

 medium sized holdings. The thesis dissected the farming structures and provided ways to separate personal issues and business conflicts from the

 running of the farming structures. This allowed the development and expansion of smaller agricultural systems and the maintenance, improvement,

 and expansion of existing large farm holdings. The study created an interface structure to enable the incorporation of modern alternative farming

 practices, while maintaining the sustainability of large scale production of food products (both animal and plant). Qualitative (Interview) based

 Research for the broad scale Agriculture Industry in a number of areas (e.g. Horticulture, Monoculture, Animal Husbandry).

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* Supporting the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Children (Kidsmatter)

* We Do Better Together: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children aged 0-5 and their Families (KidsMatter)

* The Little Helps the Big: The Benefits of Supporting The Little Transitions in a Young Child's Life (KidsMatter)

* Working Together to Manage Substance Use and Mental Health Issues (MHPN)

* MHPN Gold Coast Network Meetings on Mental Health (MHPN)

* Working Together to Support the Mental Health of People who have Experienced Family Violence (MHPN)

* Steps on the Journey Towards Cultural Competence with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (AIPA)

* Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma (MHPN)

* Working with Young Children with Attachment Disorders & their Families (APS)

* Advanced Child Mental Health Service ATAPS (APS)

* Childhood Trauma in the Aftermath of Natural Disaster (APS)

* Recognising, Screening and Assessing Complex Trauma (MHPN)

* Working Together: Journey toward Cultural Competence with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People (AIPA)

* Collaborative Care, Young People, Grief, Loss and Trauma (MHPN)

* The Emotional Diagnosis of High Functioning ASD (ATAPS)

* Childhood Anxiety (ATAPS)

* DSM-5: Learning Disabilities (APS)

* DSM-5: Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders (APS)

* DSM-5: Personality Disorders (APS)

* DSM-5: Grief, Bereavement and Depression (APS)

* Webinar - Working with Children with Conduct Problems and their Families (APS)

* ATAPS Telephone Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Training (APS)

* Suicide Prevention Professional Development Training (APS)

* Working with Groups under ATAPS CMHS (APS)

* Children's Mental Health Service Professional Development Training: Fundamentals (APS)

* Panel Discussion Part A Children’s Mental Health Training (APS)

* WorkCover NSW training for approved Psychologist providers

* Awarded Medicare Provider Number

* Clinical Psychological Interventions 2 (subject PYN044, QUT)

* FISH Philosophy Workshop (QHealth)

* Awarded qualified Mental Health Assessor (QHealth)

* Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders in the Inpatient Setting (Eating Disorders Outreach Service)

* Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Fortress Learning)

* Pearson PCTA workshop on administration and scoring of the DKEFS, WAIS IV and WMS IV

* Assessment and Management of Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders (QHealth)

* Consumer Assessment Mental Health Act 2000 Queensland Health

* Group Therapy Training (Psychology Consultation)

* Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second Edition – Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)

* Mental Health Educator Development Program (Qld Health)

* Foundational DBT Training Course (Behavioural Tech Denver USA)

* Conceptualisation of a Case Study Seminar (APS)

* Workplace Harrassment (Bullying) (Gold Coast Hospital Southport Learning & Development Unit)

* Transcultural Mental Health Assessment & Diagnosis (Qld Government Transcultural Services)

* Transcultural Mental Health Interventions (Qld Gov. Transcult. Serv.)

* Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Individual Consultations

* Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Program (Qld Health)

* Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy (CPM Training & Counselling)

* Modulised Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT) Group Therapy for Depression

* Understanding Early Trauma (Compass Australia)

* Working Systematically with Complex Cases (QAFT)

* Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Individual Consultations

* Working in Multiculturally Diverse Teams (Qld Health – Multicultural Unit)

* Eating Disorders (Qld Health – Eating Disorders Adult Service);

* Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS) (Janssen-Cilag)

* High Risk Aggression Behaviour Management (Qld Health)

* Working Holistically with Mental Health Consumers (QCMHL)

* Modulised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group Therapy for Anxiety

* Supervision Level Group and Individual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

* Meta-Analysis of Second Generation Anti-Psychotics in Treating Schizophrenia (Qld Health)

* Orientation to Mental Health Practice (Qld Centre for Mental Health Learning)

* Legal and Ethical Issues in Practice (QCMHL)

* Aggressive Behaviour Management for Healthcare Workers (Qld Health)

* Senior First Aid Certificate

* Suicide Risk Assessment and Management (QCMHL)

* Mental State Examination (QCMHL)

* Modulised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Group Therapy for Depression

* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 7P’s Formulation

* Schizophrenia Pharmacology (Qld Health)

* Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Living Works – Lifeline

* Youth Mental Health First Aid (Department of Health)

* Seminar: The Complex Mood Patient

* Modulised Group and Individual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Qld Mental Health)

* Crisis Counselling and Crisis Intervention

* QLD Blue Card with Comm. for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

* NSW Working with Children and Child Guardian Check

* Advanced Resuscitation Certificate

* Toastmaster International - Speechcraft

* Improvement Reading Centre (Speed Reading)







* PhD (med) Candidate  * Master of Psychology (Clinical)  * Graduate Diploma in Psychology

* Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology   * Bachelor of Applied Science (with Merit)

* Provider Panel Member for Australian Government Department of Social Services Helping

 Children with Autism (HCWA) Early Intervention Service

* APS Autism and PDD Identified Practitioners List      

* Medicare Approved Department of Veteran Affairs Provider

* ATAPS Approved Provider Northern NSW

* Developer and Presenter of the specialist workshops on Resolving Vilification

* Registered as Clinical Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

* Full Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)

* Full Member of APS College of Clinical Psychologists




Natasha Lakaev has wide range of training and experience in working with clients from all over the world with many and varied cultural backgrounds. Natasha is well travelled throughout most major continents and speaks additional languages of Serbo Croatian and Spanish.