Kerstin started her training in clinical psychology (psychodynamic practice) at Karl-Eberhardt University in Germany before moving to New Zealand in 2003. She was born in Transylvania, Romania belonging to an ethnic minority of German descent. She completed her clinical psychology training at Victoria University in Wellington in 2006 and since then she has practiced psychology with clients across the life span. She has a particular interest in working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds, adoption and children in care, and in conducting educational, developmental and neuropsychological assessments with children and young people with complex presentations including autism, intellectual disability, learning difficulties, and trauma. Within her “off time” Kerstin enjoys writing for the Kiwiparent Magazine on topics of general child development and parenting. She is a trained facilitator of range of programmes including RAP, Resilience Doughnut, and Triple P. She provides supervision for professionals, and assessment and interventions for individuals and families including cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focussed therapy, and an interest in narrative therapy.