B.Arts (Criminology), Grad Dip Psychology, B.Applied Science (Psychology) (Hons), Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Kate Beesley is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has worked across a wide range of clinical settings including private practice (Headspace), schools, prisons and the Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA). These roles have sharpened her interest in early intervention as a means to provide support prior to maladaptive patterns becoming entrenched. Kate has also worked in research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, published research in the field of Developmental Psychology and won the APS College of Clinical Psychologists Student Prize in 2014.
The perinatal period remains an area that Kate is passionate about and she has continued to work with new parents and young children in public health at the O’Connell Family Centre. In this role, Kate completed the Circle of Security training and is an accredited facilitator. She began providing group supervision to registered nurses, maternal and child health nurses, midwives and early childhood workers. As a board approved supervision, Kate has provided supervision for provisional psychologists, post registration clinical psychology students and clinical psychology registrars through the Cairnmillar Institute.