kate beresford

Kate has worked across a number of settings, including public and private hospitals, and community-based outpatient programs. When Kate is not at Redleaf, she works at the Children’s Hospital Network as part of their Eating Disorder Service. Kate previously worked at the Northside Clinic, facilitating their day program for adults living with eating disorders within the community, and working within their inpatient team with both adolescents and adult patients. As part of her clinical training, Kate worked at the SCHN’s Eating Disorders Intensive Program for Adolescents (EDIPA) within their day program. Kate has also worked with gamblers within the community, at university clinics and within research settings.

Client ages
Children, adolescents, and adults

Primary areas of expertise
Eating disorders
Anxiety disorders
Depression
Personality disorders
Gambling disorder

Therapy style and influences

Kate is committed to providing evidence-based, client-centred and collaborative psychological treatment. She has received formal training in Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia-Nervosa (FBT) and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Enhanced for eating disorders (CBT-E). Her clinical work is also informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT). Kate takes the time to understand each individual and tailor therapy to accommodate their unique circumstances, encouraging them to implement practical strategies that will instil long-lasting meaningful change. Her stance is warm, caring and non-judgemental. A firm believer in the value of learning, personal and professional development, Kate is committed to ongoing contributions within the wider field of psychology.

Publications/research

  • Beresford, K., & Blaszczynski, A. (2020). Return-to-player percentage in gaming machines: Impact of informative materials on player understanding. Journal of gambling studies, 36(1), 51-67.
  • The Kidman Foundation Research Assistant
  • Inside Out Institute for Eating Disorders Research Assistant

Hobbies

Kate loves nothing more than attending a live music gig. She also enjoys spending valuable time with family and friends, trying out a new recipe or cheering loudly playing within her social sports team.

Professional memberships

  • Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
  • AACBT NSW branch committee member

Days at Redleaf

Monday, Tuesday & Fortnightly Thursday

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