Dr Kathryn Havas


BPsySc (Hons I), PhD, Assoc. MAPS

Dr Kathryn Havas 1

Therapeutic Approach

Dr Kathryn Havas (Katie) is a Psychologist with an authentic, empathetic approach who brings warmth and humour to her sessions. She is passionate about forming meaningful connections with clients and providing highly person-centred, evidence-based treatments for a range of difficulties. She has experience working with clients across the lifespan, and has worked therapeutically in a range of settings including private practice, correctional centres, probation and parole, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, rehabilitation units, memory clinics, and research projects. Katie also has experience working with adults and older adults with chronic diseases including chronic kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes, and neurocognitive conditions including dementia. Katie takes a highly collaborative approach to therapy, firmly believing that you are the expert on your life, body and mind, experiences, and goals. She utilises a range of evidence-based approaches to support you in making positive changes in your life, achieving your goals, and living a life which is rewarding and in line with your values. 


Katie also has experience and interest in neuropsychological assessment and intervention across the lifespan in a range of areas including giftedness, neurodevelopmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, brain tumour, stroke, psychological disorders, complex chronic health conditions, and neurocognitive disorders including mild cognitive impairment and dementia. She is passionate about supporting her clients to understand their cognitive and emotional functioning, and the complex interplay between the two, and to use this information to optimise their quality of life. 


  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology


  • Fully registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Approved Medicare Provider


McKimmie, B. & Havas, K. (2009). An experiment to test the effect of simplifying directions. Brisbane, Queensland, University of Queensland, School of Psychology. Submission prepared for the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

Bonner, A., Havas, K., Douglas, C., Thepha, T., Bennett, P., & Clark, R. (2014) Self-management programmes in stages 1-4 chronic kidney disease: A literature review. Journal of Renal Care40(3), pp. 194-204. 

Havas, K., Bonner, A., & Douglas, C. (2016) Self-management support for people with chronic kidney disease: Patient perspectives. Journal of Renal Care42(1), pp. 7-14. 

Havas, K., Douglas, C., & Bonner, A. (2017) Person-centred care in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study of patients’ desires for self-management support. BMC Nephrology18, Article number: 17 1-9. 

Coleman, S., Havas, K., Ersham, S., Stone, C., Taylor, B., Graham, A., et al. (2017) Patient satisfaction with nurse-led chronic kidney disease clinics: A multicentre evaluation. Journal of Renal Care, 43(1), pp. 11-20.

Havas, K., Douglas, C., & Bonner, A. (2017) Closing the loop in person-centered care: patient experiences of a chronic kidney disease self-management intervention. Patient Preference and Adherence, 11, pp. 1963-1973.

Havas, K., Douglas, C., & Bonner, A. (2018) Meeting patients where they are: improving outcomes in early chronic kidney disease with tailored self-management support (the CKD-SMS study). BMC Nephrology, 19, Article number: 279 1-13.

Bonner, A., Gillespie, K., Campbell, K., Corones-Watkins, K., Hayes, B., Harvie, B., et al. (2018) Evaluating the prevalence and opportunity for technology use in chronic kidney disease patients: A cross-sectional study. BMC Nephrology, 19, Article number: 28 1-8.

Bonner, A., Havas, K., Tam, V., Stone, C., Abel, J., Barnes, M., et al. (2019) An integrated chronic disease nurse practitioner clinic: Service model description and patient profile. Collegian, 26(2), pp. 227-234.

Bonner, A., Havas, K., Stone, C., Abel, J., Barnes, M., Tam, V., et al. (2020) A multimorbidity nurse practitioner-led clinic: Evaluation of health outcomes. Collegian, 27(4), pp. 430-436.

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Fully registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

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Approved Medicare Provider

Counselling Ashgrove APS

Associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)