Wendy Kelly 2019-04-11T05:03:20+00:00

Wendy Kelly

Dr Wendy Kelly completed her training in clinical psychology at the University of Canterbury in the early 1980s and after working in the field for many years she has recently completed a PhD at Victoria University, where she works part-time as a Clinical Practice Advisor in the Clinical Psychology program. In this role Wendy supervises students and teaches interviewing skills, professional practice, trauma, mindfulness and other topics. Her areas of interest are attachment, child maltreatment, trauma, early parent-child relationships and foster care. Her PhD topic was: Looking after children in care: What psychological factors affect the foster parent-child relationship? Wendy also runs a private practice and provides supervision and consultation services for professionals working in the area of child maltreatment and trauma. She has worked in the child protection and mental health fields for over 25 years, including five years as a clinical psychologist in Oranga Tamariki’s specialist services. Therapy provided includes behaviour therapy, family therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy and a recent interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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