Katie is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a PhD in Psychology, with the primary research focus being on understanding interpersonal violence through the rubric of cultural experience. She also has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and more recently, attained a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies.
Katie has been practising since 1996 and has worked in providing treatment to both juvenile and adult offenders, with particular experience specialising in sexual and violent offenders. In recent years, Katie has moved more into the child and family domain, with particular experience in child protection and contested family violence cases.
In addition, she has experience in treating the mentally ill, as well as in child and family and community mental health settings. Katie has also been involved in professional training, program development and academia. She is a full member of both the Colleges of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society, a clinical member of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and an accredited supervisor with the NSW Children’s Commission Child Sex Offender Counsellor Accreditation Scheme.
Furthermore, she has membership of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law, and is an Authorised Clinician with the Children’s Court Clinic.