Dr Kate Cain BCom, GDipPsych, PGDipPsych, MPsych(ClinPsych), PhD Melb
Kate is a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Melbourne and is committed to using her comprehensive training and research to help people understand and manage the issues and concerns that can affect their mental health. Her goal is to help people maintain their psychological well-being and to live a better life.
Kate's research for her PhD thesis involved exploring the impact our early family life has on the development of the way we think, feel, and behave. Without even being aware of it, those thoughts, feelings, and behaviours develop into habits known as psychological coping styles, and usually persist into adulthood. Although they were the result of us adapting to our family life in childhood, and were therefore helpful at the time, when we continue to view the world the same way as adults, and respond accordingly, they are no longer necessarily helpful. Exploring what these are, and understanding how they developed, can be very helpful when people are looking to make positive changes in their life.
Prior to commencing work as a psychologist, Kate worked for major corporations for a number of years, before developing and managing her own business. Her career history adds a further richness to her life experience and the understanding she brings to her work with her clients. With that experience, coupled with her comprehensive psychological training, Kate brings a special set of skills to helping individual clients with mental health issues, and also to helping businesses who want to develop workplace wellness programs to help support their employees' well-being. In particular, Kate has an interest in helping organisations address, and prevent, workplace bullying.