Ms Bea Raymond is a Registered Psychologist and a Member of the APS Colleges of Forensic and Organisational Psychologists. She is a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and the Australian and New Zealand branch (ANZATSA). Bea has nearly 20 years experience in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders in the criminal justice system and has extensive court experience.
Bea has been in private practice since 2005 and has worked alongside her collegues Dr Karen Owen and Ms Julie Jellett at Vicpsychplus. As a Senior Consultant Bea’s practice focuses on risk assessment and treatment in sexual and violent offences, child protection issues, and other criminal matters. In addition to this expertise, Bea is proficient in sign language with extensive and varied experience working as a psychologist with the disabled, the deaf population, and indigenous populations in remote areas of Western Australia.
For several years Bea was a Senior Psychologist with Corrections Victoria, Sex Offender Programs. Bea continues as a consultant to the Department of Justice providing assessments under the Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009.
Bea is a qualified trainer and provides practical knowledge to the organisational arena including, peer support, training, and so on. Together with Karen, Bea has and continues to provide training and consultancy in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and protective behaviours to government and non-government agencies and the private sector around Australia. She has presented at conferences and has published in the field. Bea regularly provides expert evidence in the County, Children's and Magistrates Courts.