Dr Kathryn Bekavac


2023 (expected completion) Master of Clinical Psychology, post registration, Cairnmillar Institute

2021 Doctor of Philosophy in educational psychology, University of Queensland

2011 Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Griffith University

2000 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, University of Queensland

1993 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology with Distinction, University of Queensland

1991 Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland

Professional Memberships and Registration

General Registration and Educational and Developmental Endorsement – Psychology Board of Australia PSY0001399005

Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Member – APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Approved Supervisor – Psychology Board of Australia (5+1, Registrar Program, Higher Degree Program, Work in Addition to Higher Degree)


Dr Kathryn is an educational and developmental psychologist with a PhD in education and psychology from the University of Queensland. She is a practitioner member of the Psychology Board of Australia’s Notifications Committee. She has over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of areas encompassing clinical, educational and organisational settings.

Dr Kathy specialises in:

  • Young adults, adults, and older adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress, adjustment, difficult life transitions
  • Living with disability
  • Chronic mental health conditions
  • Trauma exposure (including complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Autism
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

What are you passionate about?

“It’s my passion to provide the best practice, evidence-based therapy interventions to maximise the wellbeing and life satisfaction of my individual clients. I have a great respect for each client’s openness and courage as they proactively work through their concerns. I always invite open and honest feedback during therapy to ensure that each of my clients is satisfied with the direction of their sessions.”

What experience do you have?

“Throughout my career, I’ve progressed as a psychology supervisor, trainer and researcher through varying levels of management, up to a senior leader role where I managed many psychologists working in schools. Within a large organisation, I led processes and policies for recruitment, induction, performance management, professional learning, critical incident response, and staff and student wellbeing.

I am trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy, in addition to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I’m also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor for psychologists at various stages of their career.”

What do you do for your own wellbeing?

“When I’m not working, I love to find ways to get into nature through hikes and picnics. I love going to yoga and pilates classes, and spending time with family, friends and pets.I also enjoy travelling all over the word, with one of the many highlights, walking the Camino.”

Dr Kathryn Bekavac is not currently accepting new clients.


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