Katherine has worked in youth mental health for over 20+ years as a researcher, academic and therapist. In her time at MST/Eastern she teaches the integration of mental health, wellbeing and Christian faith, and has a research interest in the area of cross-cultural mission. She has published books on Christ-Centred Mindfulness, and has a passion for up skilling everyday Christians to transform their lives. Katherine enjoys the challenge and reward of working part-time in private practice offering mental health treatment to young people aged 12-25 years. She offers training to Christian organisations in her areas of expertise when invited.
BA(psychology/psychophysiology), BAppSci(Hons: psychology/psychophysiology), PhD (psychological medicine), BTh, BSW
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker/Clinical Social Worker
Member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Clinical Social Worker
Member Christian Counsellors Association of Australia
Thompson, K. N. (2023). The Discipline of Suffering: Redeeming our stories of pain. Acorn Press. [this one is coming out in September this year]
Thompson, K. N. (2022) Still. Acorn Press.
Thompson, K. N. (2022) Breathe. Acorn Press.
Thompson, K. N. (2019) Christ-Centred Mindfulness: Activities for Young People. Morning Star, Sydney.
Thompson, K.N. (2018) Christ-Centred Mindfulness: Connection to Self and God. Acorn Press, Melbourne
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Thompson, K., Williams, D, Kimber, T, Matthews, D, Grossman, M, Brautigam, M (2023). Isn’t a call enough? What is the purpose of psychologically assessing cross-cultural mission workers? Journal of Psychology and Theology, online DOI: 10.1177/00916471231175834.
Thompson, K, Matthews, D, Williams, D, Kimber, T, Grossman, M, Brautigam, M. (2023). The impact of the COVID19 pandemic on Australasian mission organisations. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, 17, 59-64.
Thompson, K, Williams, D, Kimber, T, Grossmann, M, Brautigam, M. (2023). Psychological assessment of cross-cultural mission candidates in Australasia. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 51, 223-238.
Thompson, K, Kimber, T, Williams, D, Matthews, D, Grossmann, M, Brautigam, M. (2023). A scoping review of psychological assessment in mission and ministry candidates. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 51, 19-31.
O’Donoghue, B., Michel, C., Thompson, K. N., Cavelti, M., Eaton, S., Betts, J. K., Fowler, C., Luebbers, S., Kaess, M., Chanen, A. M. Neighbourhood characteristics and the treated incidence rate of borderline personality pathology in a specialist service for young people. ANZ J Psychiatry, accepted 27 January 2023.
Chanen, A.M., Betts, J., Jackson, H., Cotton, S.M., Gleeson, J., Davey, C., Thompson, K.N., Perera, S., Rayner, V., Andrewes, H., McCutcheon, L. (2022). Effect of 3 forms of early intervention for young people with borderline personality disorder: the MOBY randomised clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 79, 109-199, DOI:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3637.
Jenkins, CA, Thompson, KN, Chanen, AM, Hartmann, JA, Nicol, K, Nicholas, CL (2022). Subjective and objective sleep in young people with borderline personality features. Journal of Sleep Research, 31, e13463. DOI: 10.1111/jsr.13463.
Jenkins, C, Nicholas, C, Thompson, K, Chanen, AC. (2022). Sleep in young people with features of borderline personality disorder: a scoping review. Journal of Personality Disorders, 36, 19-39.
Cavelti, M., Thompson, K, Betts, J, Fowler, C, Luebbers, S, Cotton, S M, Chanen, A. (2022). Young people with borderline personality disorder have an increased lifetime risk of being the victim of interpersonal violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 13-14:NP10642-NP10660
Chanen, A.M., Betts, J., Jackson, H., Cotton, S.M., Gleeson, J., Davey, C., Thompson, K., Perera, S., Rayner, V., Yuin Chong, S., McCutcheon, L. (2022). A comparison of adolescent versus young adult outpatients with first-presentation borderline personality disorder: findings from the MOBY randomized controlled trial. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 67, 26-38. DOI: 10.1177/0706743721992677.
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