Kerrie James MSW MLitt

Kerrie James

For over 30 years,Kerrie James MSW MLitt has been a leader in the field of family therapy in Australia. 


As the Clinical Director of Relationships Australia NSW, from 1986 -2004, she oversaw the development of family therapy services and was responsible for clinical standards and the professional development of couple and family therapy staff. 


As a lecturer in social work at UNSW Australia from 2004 to 2013, Kerrie taught courses in trauma, counselling, family therapy and group work. In the Masters of Couple and Family Therapy (MCFT) she taught numerous professionals.  Kerrie’s academic publications have advanced the practice of couple and family therapy.


With colleagues from the Centre for Refugee Research, UNSW Australia, Kerrie travelled regularly to New Delhi, India, where she provided training for support organisations and refugee groups in counselling and psychosocial work.


Currently, Kerrie is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer,  teaching in the Masters of Counselling Social Work program.   She has a private practice in Lane Cove (Sydney) where she sees individuals, couples and families and offers clinical supervision to professionals.


Training and Supervision of Professionals
Kerrie James is available for individual supervision, in-house training and consultation to organisations and individual social workers, psychologists, 
psychiatrists and counsellors.  
She provides training and/or supervision in the following areas:

•    Couple and family therapy
•    Clinical supervision 
•    Trauma and vicarious trauma 
•    Cross-cultural work with refugees



In 1999, Kerrie received the Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Award from the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.