Dr Katie Seidler

School:

School of Psychological Sciences

Position:

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications:

PhD (Macquarie University),
Master of Psychology (Clinical) (Macquarie University),
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Sydney),
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies (Charles Sturt University)

Contact Detail:

+61 2 8236 8063 Katie.Seidler@acap.edu.au

Katie is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a PhD in Psychology, with her primary research focus being on understanding interpersonal violence through the rubric of cultural experience. She also has a Master of Clinical Psychology. Katie has been practising clinically since 1996 and has worked in providing treatment to both juvenile and adult offenders, with particular experience specialising in sexual and violent offenders. In addition, she has experience in treating the mentally ill, within child, family and community mental health settings. Katie has also been involved in professional training, program development and academia. She is a full member of both the Colleges of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society, a clinical member of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and an accredited supervisor with the NSW Children’s Commission Child Sex Offender Counsellor Accreditation Scheme. Furthermore, she is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law, and  is an Authorised Clinician with the Children’s Court Clinic.

Research Interests

  • Terrorism
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Culture
  • Identity
  • Public attitudes to and community management of sex offenders
  • Violence
  • Masculinity
  • Personality Disorders

Teaching Interests

Katie’s main interest is in teaching clinically-relevant subjects including Diagnosis, Psychological Treatment, Psychological Assessment, Therapeutic Group Work, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Working with Resistance, Suicide Risk Assessment.

Expert Comment Topics

  • Criminal behaviour
  • Violence
  • Culture and violence
  • Sexual offending.

Research Supervision

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology - “Identity, relationships and psychological wellbeing in adult adopted people”
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology – “Primary Caregiver Satisfaction with Services, Supports and Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology – “Monograph Upon Paedophilia: A Meta-Ethnographical Synthesis of Primary Research”
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology – “The experiences of mothers who report a history of childhood trauma with parenting young children with challenging behaviour”
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology – “Do Individuals with Differing Severity of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Non-Anxious Controls (NACs) vary in response time on OCD-Relevant Decision Tasks?
  • Honours in Psychology – “Humour in the therapy room: psychologists’ experience”

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Specialist Endorsed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
  • Co-Editor, Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand

Research & Scholarships

Journal Articles

  • Seidler, K., & Nasr, R., (2013). “Offering an Alternative: The Challenges of Working in a Group Context in a Private Practice”, in Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 5(1), 15-24.
  • Bollinger, J., Seidler, K., & Kemp, R. (2012). “Who Thinks what about Child Protection: Community Perceptions and Awareness of Child Protection Strategies and their Effectiveness for Reducing Sexual Reoffending”, in Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 4(1), 33-40.
  • Seidler, K. (2011). “What can Culture Add to an Understanding of Criminal Violence?”, In Psych, June 2011, 18-19.
  • Lennings, C.J., Seidler, K., Heard, R., Collins, E., Nasr, R. (2011). “Age and the Static 99R”, Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 3(1), 34-41.
  • Seidler, K., & Nasr, R., (2013). “Offering an Alternative: The Challenges of Working in a Group Context in a Private Practice”, in Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 5(1), 15-24.
  • Bollinger, J., Seidler, K., & Kemp, R. (2012). “Who Thinks what about Child Protection: Community Perceptions and Awareness of Child Protection Strategies and their Effectiveness for Reducing Sexual Reoffending”, in Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 4(1), 33-40.
  • Seidler, K. (2011). “What can Culture Add to an Understanding of Criminal Violence?”, In Psych, June 2011, 18-19.
  • Lennings, C.J., Seidler, K., Heard, R., Collins, E., Nasr, R. (2011). “Age and the Static 99R”, Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 3(1), 34-41.
  • Loza, W., Abd-El-Fatah, Y., Prinsloo, J., Hesselink, A., Seidler, K., (2006). “The Prevalence of Extreme Middle-Eastern Ideologies Around the World”, in Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 523-528.
  • Seidler, K., (2010). “Community Management of Sex Offenders: Stigma versus Support”, Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, February 2010; 2(2): 67-77.
  • Seidler, K., (2010). “Risk Assessment: The Do’s and Don’t’s in Forensic Practice”, paper presented at the Australian Psychological Society, Forensic College Conference in Moss Vale, Australia.
  • Seidler, K. (2009). “Deconstructing Interpersonal Crime: The Importance of Taking a Culturally-Situated Perspective on Violence”, ATSA Forum, 21, 9-18.
  • Copeland, J., Howard, J., Keogh, T., & Seidler, K., (2003). “Drugs and Blood-Borne Viruses: Knowledge and Risk-Taking Behaviour Among Detained Adolescents in New South Wales”, in International Journal of Forensic Psychology, 1(1), 85-91.
  • Seidler, K., (2003). “Johnny: An Exercise in Externalising the Internal” in Narrative Network News, 25, 21.
  • Seidler, K., (2003). “Deconstructing Interpersonal Crime”, in Narrative Network News, 24, 39.
  • Copeland, J., Howard, J., Keogh, T. & Seidler, K., (2003). "Patterns and Correlates of Substance Abuse Amongst Juvenile Detainees in New South Wales 1989-1999". Drug and Alcohol Review, 22, 15-20.
  • Nisbet, I. A., & Seidler, K. (2001). Characteristics of adolescent sex offenders in New South Wales. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 18(1), 71-83.
  • Kenny, D.T., Keogh, T., & Seidler, K., (2001). "Predictors of Recidivism in Australian Juvenile Sex Offenders: Implications for Treatment", in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 13(2), 131-148.
  • Kenny, D.T., Keogh, T., Seidler, K., & Blasczynski, A., (2000). "Offence and Clinical Characteristics of Australian Juvenile Sex Offenders" in Psychiatry, Psychology, and the Law, 7(2), 212-226.
  • Kenny, D., Seidler, K., Blaszczynski, A., (1999). "Profiling Australian Juvenile Sex Offenders: Offender and Offence Characteristics", NSW Department of Juvenile Justice, Collaborative Research Unit, Monograph Series Number 1.
  • Kenny, D., Seidler, K., Keogh, T., & Blaszczynski, A., (1999). "Clinical Characteristics of Australian Juvenile Sex Offenders: Implications for Treatment", NSW Department of Juvenile Justice, Collaborative Research Unit, Monograph Series Number 2.
  • Seidler, K., & Howie, P., (1999). "Motivational Factors in Children's Reporting of Events: The Influence of Age and Expected Reinforcement Contingency", Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 20(1), 101-118.
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Books

  • Seidler, K., (2010). Crime, Culture and Violence: Understanding How Masculinity and Identity Shapes Offending, Australian Academic Press: Brisbane.

Book Chapters

  • Seidler, K., Nasr, R., Collins E. &,Lennings, C. J., Sexual Offending: Policy and Practice implications in Australia. Invited Book chapter for Sheehan, R., and Ogloff, J., (Eds.) Working within the Forensic Paradigm: Cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice. Routledge. (To be published 2014)

Research Grants

  • Psychology Council of New South Wales (2014) – “An examination of the practice of Family Court Report writing by psychologists in New South Wales, Australia” with LSC Psychology.

Conference Presentations

  • Keynote address at the Australia and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law conference in Canberra, Australia in November 2015 on working with sex offenders.
  • O’Neill, A., Lennings, C.J., & Seidler, K.M. (2015). Is there any Magic Left?: How Good are Expert Reports in the Family Court?, paper presented at the conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in Sydney, Australia, 14-15 August 2015.
  • Invited speaker at the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists Conference in August 2014 (Melbourne, Australia) and August 2015 (Adelaide, Australia) in relation to assessing risk and working with sex offenders therapeutically.
  • Invited speaker at the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Forensic Psychologists Conference in April 2015 (Sydney, Australia) in relation to working with sex offenders therapeutically.
  • Keynote address at the Australia and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law conference in Canberra, Australia in November 2015 on working with sex offenders.
  • O’Neill, A., Lennings, C.J., & Seidler, K.M. (2015). Is there any Magic Left?: How Good are Expert Reports in the Family Court?, paper presented at the conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in Sydney, Australia, 14-15 August 2015.
  • Invited speaker at the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists Conference in August 2014 (Melbourne, Australia) and August 2015 (Adelaide, Australia) in relation to assessing risk and working with sex offenders therapeutically.
  • Invited speaker at the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Forensic Psychologists Conference in April 2015 (Sydney, Australia) in relation to working with sex offenders therapeutically.
  • Keynote address at “Safe as Churches” conference in Sydney, Australia in September 2013. Presented on conceptualising risk of sexual offenders.
  • Seidler, K., Lennings, C.J., Collins, E., & Nasr, R., (2011). “Age and the Static 99R”.  Paper presented at the ANZATSA symposium in Melbourne, Australia, November 2011. 
  • Lennings, C.J., Nasr, R., Seidler, K., Collins, E. (2011). “Provision of Sex Offender Treatment to Community Based Sex Offenders: The LSC Experience”.  Paper presented at the Working within the Forensic Paradigm Conference, in Prato, Italy, September, 2011.
  • Bollinger, J., & Seidler, K., (2011). Community Perceptions on Sex Offender Management: Is It Making our Children Safer?.  Paper presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference in Toronto, Canada in June 2011.
  • Seidler, K. (2009). “The Sex Offender Register: The Experience of Offenders”, paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Association of the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Conference in Sydney, Australia.
  • Seidler, K., (2007). “Media, Culture and Identity: Implications for Clinical Practice”, paper presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Seidler, K., (2005). “Media Discourse on Sex Offenders? The Need to Promote Better Partnerships”, paper presented at the 2005 Victorian Offender Treatment Association (VOTA) Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Seidler, K. (2000), "Developmental Trends in Offence Type as a Function of Attachment and Related Issues" presented at AATSA Conference in Tasmania, 2000.
  • Seidler, K., & Keogh, T., (1999). “Recidivism in the New South Wales Department of Juvenile Justice Sex Offender Program”, paper presented at the Victorian Offender Treatment Association Conference in Melbourne, Australia in May 1999.
  • Nisbet, I., & Seidler, K., (1999). “Characteristics of Juvenile Sex Offenders and their Victims in NSW”, paper presented at the Victorian Offender Treatment Association Conference in Melbourne, Australia in May 1999.
  • Kenny, D., Blaszczynski, A., Seidler, K., & Keogh, T., (1998). "Profiling Adolescent Sexual Offenders: A Case Note Study", paper presented at the Third Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, in Sydney, Australia in July, 1998.
  • Seidler, K., & Howie, P. (1997). "The Accuracy of Child Eyewitness Testimony as a Function of Age and Expectation of Reinforcement", paper presented at the 10th Annual Human Development Conference in Adelaide, Australia  in July, 1997.
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