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ABOUT

Len has over 10 years of professional experience and works as a Clinical Psychologist, Wellbeing Coach, and Speaker/Trainer.

Room for Positive Change in the Adelaide CBD is where Len consults with individuals, community groups, and organisations who seek guidance with achieving their personal and professional goals. He values the opportunity to meet and work with adult clients who are seeking options for positive change.

Len acknowledges how challenging it can be for some people to seek professional guidance and take the first steps toward change. He aims to provide a comfortable and personable atmosphere while making every effort to genuinely understand the unique challenges being discussed. To assist, he brings with him signature character strengths of kindness, fairness, honesty, and hope.

He engages a holistic, values driven, and strengths based approach to his interactions with clients and to life in general. To complement and enhance both his professional and personal life, Len completed a Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology which is basically the scientific study of what is good and strong in people and how to best develop such for peak performance.

Len is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and holds full membership with both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the College of Clinical Psychologists. He also holds membership and acts as a committee member with various professional bodies of interest.

Please explore the Services tab of this website for further detail.

 

Qualifications

Master of Applied Positive Psychology
· The University of Melbourne (2014)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)
· The Flinders University of South Australia (2006)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
· The Flinders University of South Australia (2004)

 

Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)  
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLIN)
  • Canadian Positive Psychology Association
  • International Positive Psychology Association
  • APS Interest Group for Coaching Psychology
  • APS Positive Psychology Interest Group                                                                      (committee member & newsletter editor)
  • APS Psychology of Diverse Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities                                    (committee member)
  • Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) 
    • Former Treasurer for SA

Publications:
Nixon, R.D. and Kling, L.W. (2009). Treatment of adult post-traumatic stress disorder using a future-oriented writing therapy approach. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, 2(4), pp.243-255.

Kling, L.W., Dawes, F.J., & Nestor, P. (2008). Peer specialists and carer consultants working in acute mental health units: An initial evaluation of consumers, carers, and staff perspectives. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 12(2), 81-95.

Nixon, R., Menne, A., Kling, L., Steele, A., Barnes, J. Dohnt, H., Ball, S., & Tyler, H. (2008). Metacognition, working memory, and thought suppression in acute stress disorder. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(3), 168-174.