Kathryn Fogarty

Kathryn Fogarty

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My main focus is on clinical psychology practice but I remain interested in critical approaches, in particular the way that discursive psychology can elucidate and re-examine taken for granted ways of thinking and talking about psychological ideas. My PhD research, for example, interrogated the notion of "rapport" as it applies to interviewing children about sexual abuse. My Honors research explored the notion of "best interests of the child" and the way this idea was used rhetorically to build a case for diverse positions during the 2003 Child Custody Inquiry. As a clinical psychologist, I am now interested in topics such as adult attachment styles and mentalizing abilities as they pertain to psychological treatment. I am also interested in the impact of client suicide on mental health practitioners, and factors that promote practitioner resilience, career longevity and that prevent or mitigate vicarious trauma. From a more critical perspective, I have an interest in the concept of "suicide prevention", the discourse surrounding this, and the ways this distributes responsibility for preventing suicide.

My main focus is on clinical psychology practice but I remain interested in critical approaches, in particular the way that discursive psychology can elucidate and re-examine taken for granted ways of thinking and talking about psychological ideas. My PhD research, for example, interrogated the notion of "rapport" as it applies to interviewing children about sexual abuse. My Honors research explored the notion of "best interests of the child" and the way this idea was used rhetorically to build a case for diverse positions during the 2003 Child Custody Inquiry. As a clinical psychologist, I am now interested in topics such as adult attachment styles and mentalizing abilities as they pertain to psychological treatment. I am also interested in the impact of client suicide on mental health practitioners, and factors that promote practitioner resilience, career longevity and that prevent or mitigate vicarious trauma. From a more critical perspective, I have an interest in the concept of "suicide prevention", the discourse surrounding this, and the ways this distributes responsibility for preventing suicide.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Senior Clinical Psychologist Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
    2012 Psychologist in private practice Central Psychology Services
    2010 Psychologist in private practice Clinic@44
    2010 - 2013 Psychologist in private practice Craigmore Family Practice
    2008 - 2009 Project officer Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
    2006 - 2010 Advanced level casual lecturer University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2010 Senior Barring interviewer / Policy officer Independent Gambling Authority
    2006 - 2009 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2011 Award Honorary Title of Visiting Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2010 Award APS College of Clinical Psychologists Postgraduate Student Prize
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Combined degree of Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy
    2004 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts Honours (First Class)
    1999 - 2003 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
    1991 - 1994 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2005 - 2010 Combined degree of Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy University of Adelaide Australia
    Graduate Diploma of Business Administration The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2011 Registered psychologist with endorsement in clinic AHPRA Australia
    2010 Registered psychologist AHPRA Australia
  • Research Interests

Teaching
2011 Tutor, Psycho-behavioural Clinical Skills for 2nd year postgraduate medical students Flinders University
2010

Lecturer, Doing Research in Psychology (Qualitative methods component), Level II and Grad Dip. Psychology,  SELTS 5.7 (6)*

University of Adelaide
2010 Lecturer, Doing Research in Psychology Level III and Grad Dip. Psychology (Qualitative methods component), SELTS 5.7 (6)* University of Adelaide
2010 Lecturer, Psychology in Society (Social cognition component) level II and Grad Dip. Psychology, SELTS 5.3 (5) University of Adelaide
2006 Lecturer, Qualitative Research Methods half-day seminar (Master of Psychology - Clinical and Organisational), (No SELTS issued) University of Adelaide

*Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) scores lie on a seven-point scale (1-worst, 7=best); Mean SELT scores (median scores in brackets) are shown following every evaluated course.

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The genius of Australian multiculturalism: Political constructions of Australia, multiculturalism and the 'other' The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Jessica Dawson
    2010 - 2010 Co-Supervisor "I don't believe in discrimination but . . . this is just too far." Political management of the Australian same sex marriage debate The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Natalie Matthews
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2017 Member School of Psychology Research Committee The University of Adelaide Australia

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