Kerrie James MSW MLitt

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 Senior Lecturer in social work at UNSW Australia from 2004 to 2021, Kerrie has taught  trauma, counselling, family therapy and group work and in the Masters of Couple and Family Therapy (MCFT)..  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.

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

Kerrie James