WOB Board CV seals the deal for psychologist Dr Karen Klockner


Queensland psychologist and human factors engineer, Dr Karen Klockner, has credited Women on Boards - and the Board CV course - with helping her win a "hotly contested" position on her dream board.


Karen was recently appointed to the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA) board. 

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The evidence-based treatment uses repetitive eye movement to make telling a story easier.

EMDRAA is involved in advocacy, fundraising, training and education, accreditation and standards, and member organisation governance.

“Ater a solid application process and two rigorous interviews, I was successful in obtaining a new (hotly contested) national board position.”

“I myself as a psychologist have been a EMDR therapist since 2009 and became a EMDR Consultant in 2012, and now have the honour of being on the association's national board.

“This has all come about due to my involvement with WOB and certainly this year two key things: doing the Personal Career Management training and the Build Your Board CV masterclass.

“During the recruitment process I was told many times that my Board CV made it so easy to instantly see what I would bring to the board in terms of value, skills and experience. I was certainly confident in my application, certainly about who I was and what I would bring in terms of my value add to the board.”

Karen says it is thanks to Women on Boards that her career progression has been made possible, and is now looking at completing WOB's The Boardroom School program to support her new role.

How can WOB help you? 

  • The Boardroom School starts 10 October. Register HERE
  • WOB’s next Build Your Board CV virtual masterclass (held over Zoom) is on 25 October. Register HERE
  • For details on our Personal Career Management program click HERE
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