#6 – Public Mental Health and Private Practice with Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor Jeffrey Kelly

jeffrey kelly clinical psychologist

Jeffrey Kelly is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience in public mental health and private practice. He currently works in his own private practice and as a supervisor to staff at the Victorian Aids Council. During Jeffrey's early student placements he was introduced to CBT and Psychodynamic therapeutic approaches simultaneously which he says informed his entire approach to practicing, so have a listen to the episode to find out why!

Jeffrey completed his Master of Clinical Psychology at Latrobe University in Melbourne in 1999. He began working for the Waiora Community Mental Health Service in 2001, part of the Alfred Hospital’s Community Psychiatry Program, and stayed for 7 years. Much of his time at the Alfred was spent coordinating a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program with clients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Jeff has extensive experience as both a clinician and supervisor and brings a wealth of advice and tips for early career psychologists. So let’s see how we all wear it differently with Jeffrey Kelly.

Jeff's Best Self Care Tip

Take holidays!!!

Jeff would also like to remind us that when starting out it's important to relax and take a little pressure off yourself. Don't be in a hurry to get other people better, people get better in their own time.  Give yourself permission not know the answers, and be flexible.


Leave me a comment or some feedback about this episode in the comments section.  I'll respond to everyone!

Amy Felman


  1. Dylan on July 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Amy,

    I just wished to express how much these podcasts are helping me through my studies in psychology. I’m only 2.5 years in, but the insight that the podcasts deliver are truly inspirational. So thank you so very much and keep up the excellent work!



    • Amy Felman on July 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Dylan,
      If you’re being inspired then I have succeeded!!! Thanks for the message. Feel free to join the face book group for some interesting conversations around the episodes and also just general early career stuff!
      Good luck with your studies.

  2. betus on March 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Hola! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the great job!

  3. Deborah on March 8, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Fascinating and insightful podcast for us provisional psychs, thank you!

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