Dr Katrina Andrews
Since 2010 Katrina has taught undergraduate students and postgraduate students of psychology and counselling, using the blended mode of online education. She is situated at the Brisbane ACAP campus, and is primarily responsible for the delivery of Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MCP) units, nationally.
Katrina has successfully supervised psychology honours students’ theses to completion, and is currently supervising Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy research students. She is involved in the unit coordination of selected MCP units, including the recruitment and management of sessional teaching and academic staff. Her role also involves the review and development of MCP program units for quality improvement initiatives.
Katrina’s research is influenced by the post-positivist or critical realist paradigms, and has been located in the area of clinical psychology (depression) and social psychology (attribution theory). She has professional experience using quantitative methodologies (both univariate and multivariate), and a healthy respect for qualitative methodologies (thematic analysis). Further, she has experience with psychometrics. Katrina is interested in mixed method methodologies and believes the marriage of both research paradigms in mixed methods is complementary, in line with a critical realist perspective.
Katrina has published in Personality and Individual Differences, International Journal of Education and Psychological Research, and Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. She was a guest editor for the Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and has been an invited reviewer for the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, European Journal of Cancer Care, and Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Katrina’s researchgate profile is viewable here and her researchgate score (RG Score) is 7.72.
Katrina was the Coordinator of the Counselling Program at the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC; Bachelor and Masters of Counselling), and an academic member of the Course Advisory Committee at AIPC.
She has experience as a generalist psychologist in both government and private organisations (forensic and health settings) and has also worked as a consulting psychologist for a GP division (now known as Primary Health Networks, or PHNs) on the Better Access Medicare Initiative and the Better Outcomes Medicare Initiative.
- Travers, K., Creed. P., & Morrissey, S. (2015). The development and initial validation of a new scale to measure explanatory style. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.01.045
- Travers, K., Creed, P., & Morrissey, S. (2014a). The development and initial validity of the Explanatory Dimensions Scale. International Journal of Education and Psychological Research, 3(2), 1-7. Retrieved from http://ijepr.org/doc/V3_Is2_June14/ij1.pdf
- Travers, K., Creed, P. A., & Morrissey, S (2014b). Construct Validity of the EDS with Depression. International Journal of Education and Psychological Research, 3(3), 13-20. Retrieved from http://ijepr.org/doc/V3_Is3_Oct14/ij3.pdf
- Bennett-Levy, J., Lee, N., Travers, K., Pohlman, S., & Hamernik, E. (2003). Cognitive therapy from the inside: enhancing therapist skills through practising what we preach. Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 143-158.
- Andren, J., Andrews, K., Brown, L., Chidgey, J., Geary, N., King, M.G., & Roberts, T. K. (1995). Muramyl peptides and the functions of sleep. Behavioural Brain Research, 69, 85-90. doi: 10.1016/0166-4328(95)00004-D
- Andrews, K., Bath, D., & McAdie, T. (in progress). Generalisation of the Learning Alliance Inventory to Blended Student Populations: A Pilot Study
- Moir-Bussy, A., Andrews, K., and Witney, E. (in progress). The Professional Identity of Counsellors in Australia: A Thematic Analysis and Pilot Study
- Travers, K., Creed, P., & Morrissey, S. (2014). The development and initial validity of the Explanatory Dimensions Scale. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences (ICEPS), Taipei: Taiwan.
- Travers, K., Creed, P., & Morrissey, S. (2013). A Review and Investigation of the Reformulated Learned Helplessness Theory. Poster session presented at the 48th APS Annual Conference, Cairns, Australia. Shortlisted poster for “Best Poster Overall” award.
- Creed, P., Travers, K., & Morrissey, S. (2008). The development and initial validation of a revised attributional style questionnaire. Poster session presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin: Germany.
- Travers, K., Creed, P., & Morrissey, S. (2013). A Review and Investigation of the Reformulated Learned Helplessness Theory. Poster session: 48th APS Annual Conference, Cairns, Australia. Shortlisted poster for “Best Poster Overall” award.
- Creed, P., Travers, K., & Morrissey, S. (2008). The development and initial validation of a revised attributional style questionnaire. Poster session: The XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin: Germany.
- Associate Member of the Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (SCAPE)
- Full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Academic Member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists
- Associate member of the Society of Counseling Psychologists (Division 17 of the American Psychology Association)
- Current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
- APS board-approved clinical supervisor
Research & Scholarships
- Quasi-experimental research investigating relationships or group differences in populations on measureable constructs
- Development and validation of psychometric instruments
- Exploratory process or outcome research in counselling
Katrina teaches units in the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Graduate Diploma of Counselling, including Increasing Therapeutic Effectiveness, Mental Health Counselling, Research Project 2, and Ethical Decision Making. She is also the coordinator of units in the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy.