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Katherine is a Clinical Psychologist and Course Convener of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD (Clinical Psychology) programs. Katherine also leads the Clinical Psychology Community Clinic at the Monash Psychology Centre - providing clinical services to the community and supervising clinical trainees on their placements.  

Katherine is experienced in working with children, youth and families with various mental health difficulties, and has particular expertise in anxiety management and borderline personality disorder (BPD).  Katherine's teaching experience began in the UK where she contributed to the clinical psychology and educational psychology training programs at Oxford University and the University College of London and courses run by the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and the Improved Access to Psychological Therapies initiative.

Katherine has been involved in mental health research since 2003. Her clinical research interests relate mostly to the role of parents and the parent-child relationship in the development and maintenance of mental health disorders during childhood, and process elements of cognitive behaviour therapy more broadly.  Katherine is also interested in pedagogical research including the development of trainee competence and the consistency of clinical supervision practices.

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Monash teaching commitment

Clinical supervision of trainees undertaking their Introductory and Internship placements

Co-ordinator of Advanced Clinical Psychology: Child, Adolescent and Family

Contributes to teaching in the following units:

  • Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies: Applications and Processes
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Developmental Psychology and Clinical Neurosicence
  • Abnormal Psychology

Clinical activities

Katherine has worked clinically in hospital, outpatient and university settings, in both mental health and community health. Her work to date has been predominantly with children, youth and parents in the areas of anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder. Katherine currently practices clinical psychology through the Monash Psychology Centre where she works with a range of clients of all ages with varying mental health difficulties.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), MONASH UNIVERSITY


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Children/Youth
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family relationships
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorder
  • Trainee competence

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Projects 2015 2015

Research Output 2005 2018

A single-session, web-based parenting intervention to prevent adolescent depression and anxiety disorders: Randomized controlled trial

Cardamone-Breen, M. C., Jorm, A. F., Lawrence, K. A., Rapee, R. M., Mackinnon, A. J. & Yap, M. B. H., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 20, 4, 23 p., e148.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A tailored web-based intervention to improve parenting risk and protective factors for adolescent depression and anxiety problems: Postintervention findings from a randomized controlled trial

Yap, M. B. H., Mahtani, S., Rapee, R. M., Nicolas, C., Lawrence, K. A., MacKinnon, A. & Jorm, A. F., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 20, 1, 19 p., e17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Parenting Resilient Kids (PaRK), an online parenting program to prevent anxiety and depression problems in primary school-aged children: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Fernando, L. M. N., Sim, W. H., Jorm, A. F., Rapee, R., Lawrence, K. A. & Yap, M. B. H., 19 Apr 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 12 p., 236.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Clinician perspectives on recovery and borderline personality disorder

Donald, F., Duff, C., Lawrence, K., Broadbear, J. & Rao, S., 2017, In : The Journal of Mental Health, Training, Education and Practice: issues for workforce development. 12, 3, p. 199-209 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Consumer perspectives on personal recovery and borderline personality disorder

Donald, F., Duff, C., Broadbear, J., Rao, S. & Lawrence, K., 2017, In : Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 12, 6, p. 350-359 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career)

Katherine Lawrence (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)