Teacher, Supervisor, Complex Needs Clinic Practitioner, Private Practice Practitioner
Catherine is a clinical psychologist, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and member of the Australian Psychological Society, The Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists, and a clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists.
Catherine has extensive public and private sector practice experience as teacher and clinician. She has explored many areas of clinical practice and has particular expertise as a family therapist. She has an enduring interest in work with children and their relationships with family, friends and their world.
Catherine has a relationship with all three South Australian universities as a clinical supervisor and lecturer and has sat on course advisory and accreditation committees for the University of South Australia.
Catherine was president of the Family Therapy Association of South Australia from 1988-1992. She was president of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy from 2004 to 2005. She was associate editor of this journal from 1984-8.
Catherine is the coordinator of the Bower Place Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and prepared the course for accreditation with AAFT. She is a regular presenter in the Bower Place professional development workshops series and lectures and also delivers workshops, seminars and lectures throughout Australia to psychologists, social workers, family therapists, lawyers, nurses, marriage guidance counsellors and educators across a wide range of theoretical issues and client problems relating to therapeutic practice.
Catherine has presented to family therapy and psychology meetings within Australia and overseas and has published in excess of a dozen papers both locally and overseas in peer reviewed journals and books. Her most recent publication is a chapter on working with children in a book A Practical Guide to Family Therapy edited by Paul Rhodes and Andrew Wallis published in 2011. She and the team at Bower Place are currently working on papers to comprising an edition of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy describing the Bower Place Method to appear in 2018.