Andrew King is a consultant trainer and program developer in group work, working with men and strengths based practice. He is the Deputy-Chairperson for the Institute of Group Leaders and a specialist trainer in group work and trains professionals throughout Australia and Canada in ‘working with men’. He is also an experienced practitioner and has published a range of professional articles.
Andrew’s work career has involved working with teenagers who have drug and alcohol problems, young people with a mental health issues, parenting education, coordinating a large fathers’ centre and managing training for professionals interested in group work or working with men.
Bachelor of Arts (Welfare Studies) 1983-1985 at Macarthur Institute of NSW (Milperra)
Master of Adult Education 2000-2002 at University of Technology, Sydney
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 -2011
PUBLISHED BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
King, A. & Sweeney, S. 2005. NEWPIN Fathers’ Program. Burnside, North Parramatta.
King, A. 2006. Effective Group Leadership. Burnside, North Parramatta. ISBN 1 920839 12 7
King, A. 2007. Creative Group Work. Department of Corrective Services, NSW.
King A. & Coleman, A. 2007. Hey Dad! For fathers who have a child with a disability. Burnside, North Parramatta.
King, A. & Huston, H. 2008. The Newpin Fathers’ Centre – A force for change a chapter in Newpin: Courage to change together. UnitingCare Burnside ISBN 978-1-920839-27-7
King, Fletcher, Anderson, Bhattacharjee, Sutton and Lenton. 2009. Introduction guide to working with men and family relationships. FaHCSIA. ISBN 978-1-921380-24-2
Various contributors. 2009. Father-inclusive practice guide. FaHCSIA. ISBN 978-1-921380-25-9
OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES
• Member of The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council Industry Representative Body for the establishment of a Cert IV and Diploma in Relationship Education
• 2007 Member of Inclusive Fathering Practice Guide Pilot – co-author and mentor
§ King, A. 2000. Working with fathers: The non-deficit perspective. Children Australia, Vol 25, No.3.
§ King, A. 2001. Engaging fathers in Group Work. ‘Developing Practice’ Winter 2001
§ King, A. 2002. Life after the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). Professional Interchange, Vol 6, No. 1.
§ King, A. 2002. Overview of Fathers’ Support Service, Child Protection Clearinghouse