about ME

Felicity Chapman is an accredited clinical social worker from Australia, an aged care and perinatal specialist, educator and author of two books. She holds an Associate Diploma in Counselling from Tabor (1993), an Honours Degree in Social Work from the University of South Australia (1997) as well as qualifications in a variety of evidence based psychological practices.

Her passion and experience is to assist people with life transitions - especially older adults, carers, people with a disability, and new mothers. She is also very passionate about assisting people recover from trauma backgrounds as well as helping clients manage general presenations of depression and anxiety.

Currently Felicity works during the week in a salaried position at Sonder as Senior for the Residential Wellbeing Program. This is a PHN funded initiative that delivers psychotherapy to residents of care homes. She also offers clinical supervision through her private practice on Saturday afternoons. From mid 2018-2020 she was convenor of the Australian Association of Social Workers SA branch Aged Care Practice Group and is still an active member.

In 2018 Felicity released Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People in Care: A Support Guide by Jessica Kingsley Publishers of London. You can read more about this book by visiting the in the media page on this site and check out her Facebook author page by clicking here.

In her spare time Felicity enjoys being with her family, close friends, meditating, reading, writing and enjoying the tranquility of nature. In 2019 she launched her debut novel Connected. For more information visit www.connectedthenovel.online.

Awards and Nominees

2019, nominee for the Australasian Journal on Ageing Book Award for her book Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People in Care.

2017, winner of the Kingdom of IronFest Author in Residence writing competition for her novel Connected.

2016, nominee for the South Australian Social Work Practitioner of the Year Award.