Biography of Dr Kumari Valentine (PhD, Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Dr Kumari Fernando Valentine is a Dunedin-based clinical psychologist who specialises in the field of mindfulness and overthinking. Dr Kumari had a radio show "The Conscious Adventurer" which was about being kinder to ourselves, each other, and the world.
She was awarded Fellowship of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists in recognition of her contribution to clinical psychology in New Zealand. Dr Kumari is the editor of the Journal of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Dr Kumari is both an academic and a practicing clinician.
She was a senior lecturer at Central Queensland University and held the same position at the University of Otago.
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Published Articles in the Media
Articles written by Dr Kumari
Finding the language to talk about birth-related loss – Natural Parent magazine (online), June 2016
Stories are powerful vehicles for creating meaning. In my work as a clinical psychologist, one of my tasks is helping people create meaning out of experiences that are beyond comprehension. READ MORE>>>
Articles written about Dr Kumari by others
Doctor lauds treatment for self-harm – Otago Daily Times, 4 May 2011
Admitting people when they are well rather than sick has been key to reducing admissions at Dunedin Hospital's acute mental health ward for those who harm themselves, clinical psychologist and primary investigator Dr Kumari Fernando says. READ MORE>>>
Student voice heard, staff recognised – CQ University Australia website, 6 December, 2012
Dr Kumari Valentine wins the Distance Educator of the Year award as voted by her students. READ MORE>>>
Videos by Dr Kumari