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Kathryn Harvey

Counselling

Biography

Kathryn has worked in educational settings for numerous years with children and adolescents. Areas of interest in which she has practised counselling include grief and loss, suicidality, self-harm, anxiety, school refusal, behaviour management, eating disorders, mood disorders, domestic violence, substance misuse and family and interpersonal relationships and trauma. Kathryn has presented to schools and communities on parenting adolescents, anxiety, school engagement, cyber safety and wellbeing. In addition, Kathryn has presented to teachers on managing challenging behaviours in the classroom and understanding mental health in students and self-care for teachers.

Research

  • PhD Research Topic: The impact of anxiety on educational experiences and outcomes in senior secondary school students who reside in rural communities.
  • How does optimal psychological functioning impact academic outcomes in Australian Adolescents (rural)?

Teaching/Coordination Responsibilities

  • National educator Grad Dip Counselling
  • Course coordinator and lecturer Grad Cert Wellbeing in School 

Expert Comment Topics

  • Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Wellbeing
  • School engagement

Research and Scholarship

  1. The early identification of anxiety during secondary school transition.
  2. The Impact of Anxiety on Rural Victorian Certificate of Education Students and How Teachers Can Support Them
  3. Anxiety in Secondary School Transition

Harvey, K., & Clark, J. (2018). The impact of rurality on anxiety in secondary school students: A systematic review. Educational Review,72(4) 1-20. doi: 10.1080/00131911.2018.1520690

Harvey, K.A. (2020). Anxiety and students: What does anxiety look like and what can we do to minimize its impact on learning? http://publications.ieu.asn.au/2020-march-ie/7-article-index/anxiety-and-students/

Independent Education Union Research grant (2017) for primary to secondary school transition for rural students

Professional Registrations or Accreditation

Australian Counselling Association (ACA)