Personal profile


Katherine is a Clinical Psychologist and joined Monash University in 2012 to contirbute primarily to the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) and PhD (Clinical Psychology) programs. Katherine currently 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

Co-ordinator of Theories and Techniques of Intervention Parts I and II (DPSY5203 and DPSY6103)

Contributes to teaching in the following units:

  • DPSY5104 Fundamentals of Professional Practice
  • DPSY5105 Clinical Developmental Psychology
  • DPSY7141 Advanced Clinical Psychology Child Adolescent and Family
  • DPSY5201 Psychopathology Part II

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.


  • 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

Open Access

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.

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Partners in Parenting: A multi-level web-based approach to support parents in prevention and early intervention for adolescent depression and anxiety

Yap, M. B. H., Lawrence, K. A., Rapee, R. M., Cardamone-Breen, M. C., Green, J. & Jorm, A. F. 19 Dec 2017 In : JMIR Mental Health. 4, 4, 15 p., e59

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The Parenting to Reduce Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Scale: Assessing parental concordance with parenting guidelines for the prevention of adolescent depression and anxiety disorders

Cardamone-Breen, M. C., Jorm, A. F., Lawrence, K. A., Mackinnon, A. J. & Yap, M. B. H. 18 Sep 2017 In : PeerJ. 2017, 9, 30 p., e3825

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access