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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

Award Date: 15 Dec 2009

Research area keywords

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


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