Current research provides the foundation for all work undertaken in the children’s clinic to ensure best practice.
Kerrie Bona Tertiary Qualifications:
- Master of Organisational Psychology (MOP) Monash University 2011
- Bachelor of Science Psychology Honours Monash University 2007
- Graduate Diploma of Psychology Monash University 2005
- Bachelor of Education Melbourne University (MCAE) 1988
Kerrie Bona is a registered Generalist Psychologist who provides therapy and assessment services for children and young people aged from 2 -18 years of age in her private practice in Kew. She has worked as a Psychologist since 2008. Over the last 30 years Kerrie has had extensive experience working with children and young people and was formerly an English and Drama teacher. She has experience as a Private School Psychologist in both Junior and Senior schools (2019), spent six years employed as a youth worker at the Shire of Yarra Ranges (1990-1996) and has extensive experience working with children with learning concerns/disorders as both a Teacher and Psychologist. Additionally, she has wealth of experience working in the Victorian Government in Organisational Psychology, Road Safety Strategy & Human Behaviour (2001-2012). Including the development and delivery of programs for both adults and children.
Coming from a teaching background, Kerrie has a particular interest as a Psychologist in helping children to manage better at school and within their families both academically, emotionally and socially and is committed to the development of emotional competence in children. Kerrie is experienced in the provision of full Cognitive Assessments, as well as Learning and Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments. She is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and a Medicare and Private Health Insurance provider. AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) Registered number PSY0001666930.
Kerrie presented her Honours Thesis research findings on Positive Psychology at the 2008 Quality of Life Conference in Melbourne. Kerrie has also presented internationally at the peer reviewed Hawaii International Conference on Education on the topics of School Refusal (2013) and Adolescent Grief and Loss (2015). In 2020 she presented at the 21st International Conference on Autism, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Conference in Sarasota Florida.