Jessica Kerin

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Description

Jessica is a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She is in the final year of her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and is currently completing the Clinical Registrar Program. She has worked in both public and private settings, including inpatient and outpatient services, and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression. She has delivered various evidence-based parenting programs for parent-child attachment and the management of youth behavioural problems, including Circle of Security, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Triple P, and is currently involved in the evaluation of a new parenting program for children with fussy eating or mealtime conflict. She has conducted and published research on adult and child eating behaviour and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and has presented her research at both national and international conferences. She uses primarily Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is passionate about working with children and adolescents to improve their functioning and quality of life. Her areas of interest include obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, anxiety disorders, and fussy eating in children.