Karen Ugle

Karen Strachan


Karen Ugle is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology.

Professional Experience

Karen has worked In the private and public sectors and now In a community based organization.  Karen also works as a private consultant:  http://www.koomal.com.au/

Karen has provided Individual and family counselling, supervised both Aboriginal workers and non-Aboriginal workers, provided cultural awareness training to groups of all ages and backgrounds.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Karen’s interests are:  depression, anxiety, Stolen Generation Issues and assisting people to cope with stress and In particular for Aboriginal people to build In confidence and develop a healthy self concept.

Recent Publications

Dudgeon, P. & Ugle, K. (In press) ‘Communication and Engagement: Urban Diversity’. Chapter 13 in Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice. Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Ageing: Canberra.

Ugle, K., Glaskin, B., Dudgeon, P., and Hillman, S. (2009). Discussion Paper on a Statewide Aboriginal Suicide Postvention Project. Perth: Active Response Bereavement Outreach.