About the Directors

Dr Leonie White and Dr Kate Owen have worked in collaboration since 2012.  They share a passion for Family Therapy, and supporting the development of those interested in extending their practice in the helping profession. 


Leonie and Kate have worked together in the Master of Mental Health (Family Therapy) degree previously offered at The University of Queensland. They have also worked together in providing professional development workshops through their private practices.

Dr Leonie White

Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist

Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Doctor of Philosophy in Organisational Psychology.

Registered Psychologist - Psychology Board of Australia AHPRA

Clinical Member and Accredited Supervisor  - Australian Association of Family Therapy

Dr Leonie White is a Psychologist and Family Therapist with 20 years experience - including work with children, adults, families, foster families, residential care providers, teachers and other therapists, in Australian and Canadian Education Systems, as well as working in Health and Australian and Canadian Child Protection Systems. 


Currently Leonie specializes in Mental Health by supporting young people and their families/carers with emotional, behavioural, social and family difficulties.  Leonie also specializes in providing Clinical Supervision to other helping professionals.  Leonie works in private practice, provides supervision and training, and works part-time at Queensland Health.  Leonie White is the Family Therapy field of study coordination at the University of Queensland for the Masters of Mental Health (Family Therapy), and Member of Staff at the Queensland University of Technology in the Masters of Counselling.  Leonie has presented at 5 of the Australian Association of Family Therapy National Conferences, and also at the Australian College for Child and Family Protection Practitioners - focusing on sharing Systemic Family Therapy ideas in Mental Health, Child Protection, Collaborative Practice, Clinical Supervision and Integration of Therapeutic approaches.

Leonie's private practice services can be viewed at www.drleoniewhite.com

Dr Kate Owen

Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist

B.Psych (Hons), DPsych (Clinical), Clinical Family Therapist

MAPS, FCCLP, Clinical Member AAFT

Dr. Kate Owen is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist with nearly 20 years experience working in mental health.  Kate provides comprehensive services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  Kate has a background of working in Child and Youth Mental Health Services and has been in private practice since 2010.  In addition to her clinical services, Kate also provides supervision to individuals and organisations, and facilitates training and workshops.  Currently Kate is a staff member at The University of Queensland in the Masters of Mental Health (Family Therapy) degree.

Kate's private practice services can be viewed at www.drkateowen.com


Queensland Institute of Family Therapy

PO Box 613

Nerang QLD 4211


Dr Leonie White

0401 002 544

Dr Kate Owen

0408 528 380