MA Clinical Psychology
Graduate Diploma Infant Mental Health
Member APS Clinical College
Member APS Perinatal Interest Group
Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health
Member world Association of Infant Mental Health
Kerry started her professional career as a child psychologist at the Royal Children's Hospital. Later she was amongst the first in Melbourne to do specialised training in Infant Mental Health. She was a consultant at Albert Road Clinic Parent-Infant Unit for close to a decade. Kerry conducted groups aimed at enhancing the relationship between infants and their parents. She has also run play therapy groups with asylum seekers and their infants.
Kerry has been involved in private practice for about 30 years. She conducts brief Medicare funded interventions with adults, infants and young children, as well as long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Infant-parent work has influenced how Kerry works with children, often she sees them and their parents together. She believes small changes in the way parents and children understand each other and interact have very wide implications for their future.
As a late career psychologist, Kerry is now taking long breaks. Approximately 6 weeks from mid December and up to 3 months in winter (June-September). She does some Zoom consultations during this period but as she is usually overseas at this time, this work is not supported by Medicare.