Ms Kelly Watt-McMahon

Lecturer

MPsychClin BBSc(Hons) MAPS CCLIN
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Teaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Kelly Watt-McMahon has over 20 years experience in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, assessment and consultation.  She worked in public adult mental health services for a number of years, including inpatient units, community teams, crisis and assessment teams, and as senior clinical psychologist providing supervision, consultation and treatment for clients with complex, high risk psychiatric disorders.  She has also worked in private practice for 15 years, including developing and running a multi-site psychology practice in Melbourne’s east.

Expertise

Border Personality Disorder; Self-hard and Chronic Suicidality; Mindfulness.

Kelly’s specialisation is in the assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  She worked in senior roles at Spectrum, the personality disorder service of Victoria for over a decade, and continues to run training workshops for mental health workers nationally regarding this very challenging area of work.  She is an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University School of Psychology, and provides specialist input there on BPD.

Research

Kelly plans to continue her PhD studies in 2017, evaluating a model of training early career practitioners in working with BPD.

Publications

  • Milton, I. & K. Watt-McMahon (Eds) (1999). Guidelines for Effective Treatment of People with Severe Personality Disorder. Psychoz: Melbourne.