2003 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Kerry Proctor holds the degree of Masters of Family Therapy from La Trobe University.
Kerry was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD project entitled "Breaking Through Project: A school, family & rural community partnership to reduce suicide risk & increase safety in schools for at risk youth" at La Trobe University."
The project was developed in response to the concerns of the Departments of Education and Training (DE&T) and Human Services (DHS) about school bullying and violence and their link to depression and suicide in young people. It is a community development and holistic approach to challenge discrimination in schools involving families, students, staff and workers.
Studied at: La Trobe University
Kerry Proctor is a registered Psychologists and Family Therapists.
Kerry completed her Masters in Family Therapy at the Bouverie Centre/LaTrobe University in 1998, and her PhD in 2006. She has worked extensively in schools, community and mental health services and has been at the Bouverie Centre for the past eleven years. She has a worked particularly with ABI families, same-sex attracted young people and their families, Indigenous families in community and is a team leader, teacher and researcher for four days per week. She has had a small private practice in Melton for seventeen years.
Kerry has a great deal of experience in working with individual, couples and families dealing with a wide range of difficulties. They have particular interest in with working with adolescents, blended families, anxiety and stress management, depression, relationship issues, trauma recovery, pain management and rehabilitation, sexual identity, personal growth and coping with life transitions. Their practice is LGBTI inclusive. Both have supervised within organisations and in private practice and consult to organisations around clinical and workplace management issues.
Scholarship Year: 2003
Fields of Interest
Allied Health, Philanthropy, Science