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Dr Kate Witteveen

Counselling

Biography

Kate joined ACAP as Discipline Lead/Senior Lecturer on the Brisbane campus in July 2021. Prior to joining ACAP she held several academic positions at Australian Catholic University, including National Course Director, Senior Lecturer, and Course Coordinator. Kate has also worked across a number of sectors, including not-for-profit, education, government, and private practice.

Kate has qualifications and interests in counselling, psychology, and coaching, and published her first book titled, “Why Being Good Can be Bad for You” in 2020. Kate is also passionate about curriculum design, innovative teaching practices, and providing students with engaging and meaningful learning experiences.

Research

Kate has conducted research in a number of areas including cognitive recovery from brain trauma, cognitive aging, cognitive foundations of early literacy and numeracy, cognitive risk factors for depression and social connectedness in the online space.

Research and Scholarship

Research Publications

  • Tehan, H., Witteveen, K., Tolan, G.A., & Tehan, G. (2018). Pattern understanding: Relationships with arithmetic and reading development. Child Development Perspectives, 1-6, doi:10.1111/cdep.12240.
  • Tehan, H., Witteveen, K., Tolan, G.A., Tehan, G., & Senior, G.J. (2017). Using Mahalanobis distance to evaluate recovery in acute stroke. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acx107.
  • Burgoyne, K., Witteveen, K., Tolan, A., Malone, S., & Hulme, C. (2017). Pattern understanding: Relationships with arithmetic and reading development. Child Development Perspectives, 1-6, doi:10.1111/cdep.12240.
  • Long, I., Malone, S.A., Tolan, G.A., Burgoyne, K., Heron-Delaney, M., Witteveen, K., Hulme, C. (2016). The cognitive foundations of early arithmetic skills: It is counting and number judgment, but not finger gnosis, that count. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 152, 327 – 334. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2016.08.005.
  • Grieve, R., Witteveen, K., & Tolan, G.A. (2014). Social media as a tool for data collection: Examining equivalence of socially value-laden constructs. Current Psychology., 33(4), 532 – 544.
  • Grieve, R., Witteveen, K., Tolan, G.A., & Jacobsen, B. (2014). Development and Validation of a Measure of Cognitive and Behavioural Social Self-Efficacy.  Personality and Individual Differences, 59, 71-76.
  • March, E., Grieve, R., Marx, E., & Witteveen, K. (2013). More of a (Wo)Man Offline? Gender Roles Measured in Online and Offline Environments. Personality and Individual Differences,55(8), p. 887 - 891.
  • Grieve, R., Indian, M., Witteveen, K., Tolan, G. A., & Marrington, J. (2013). Face-to-face or Facebook: Can social connectedness be derived online? Computers in Human Behaviour, 29, 604-609.
  • Tolan, G.A., Grieve, R., & Witteveen, K. (2012). Predicting depression and anxiety: The role of emotional and cognitive processing styles. International Journal of Psychology, 47, p. 72.
  • Barletta, J., & Witteveen, K. (2005). Pastoral care in hospital: An overview of issues. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 13(1), 97 – 105.

Research Reports

  • Witteveen, K., Marx, E., Tolan, G.A., Grieve, R., & Kelly, A. (2013). Identifying the value of a Catholic identity and mission: Comparing Catholic and non-Catholic Students. Institute of Catholic Identity & Mission, ACU.
  • Barletta, J, & Witteveen, K. (2005). The development of roles and education for pastoral care workers in Queensland health: A research report. Brisbane: Queensland Health.

Research Funding Grants

2015-2019            

  • Hulme, C., Tolan, A., Delaney, M., Moffitt, R., Witteveen, K., & Malone, S. Learning Disorders: Nature, Causes, Co-morbidity and Underlying Cognitive Mechanisms. Australian Catholic University Research Funding ($1,811,158.00)

2013 

  • ACU Faculty of Arts & Sciences Early Career Research Incentive Award: Investigating cognitive deficits associated with sports-related concussions, and opportunities for enhancing recovery of those cognitive deficits. Investigator: Witteveen, K. ($4,000.00).
  • ACU Faculty of Arts & Sciences Faculty Research Grants: Assessing neuropsychological functioning after a sports related concussion and implementing cognitive training to enhance recovery. Investigators: Witteveen, K. and Tolan, G.A. ($4,840.00).
  • ACU Teaching Development Grant: Developing laboratory report writing skills in first year psychology students: Pilot of an interactive online resource. Mosely, K. (Project leader), Aucote, H., Witteveen, K., Seibert, L., & Buckland, M.

2011                    

  • ACU Faculty of Arts & Sciences Faculty Research Grants. Cognitive and interpersonal risk and protective factors for depression and anxiety. Investigators: Tolan, G.A., Grieve, R., Witteveen, K. ($5,000.00).
  • ACU Institute for Catholic Identity and Mission: Identifying the value of a Catholic identity and mission: Comparing Catholic and non-Catholic students. Investigators: Witteveen, K., Tolan, G.A., Grieve, R., Marx, E., Kelly, A. ($19,925.88).
  • ACU Faculty of Arts & Sciences: Research support team “InterFACE”. Investigators: Tolan, G.A., Grieve, R., Witteveen, K. ($30,000.00).

HDR Research Supervision

  • Ph.D (co-supervisor) – 4 students to completion
  • Master of Clinical Psychology – 5 students to completion
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 4th year thesis – 18 students to completion

Professional Registrations or Accreditation

  • Certified in Conversational Intelligence®
  • Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner