Dr Kevin Austin
Registered Clinical Psychologist
BA · MA (Hons) · DClinPsych
Member of: NZ Psychological Society
Kevin is a registered clinical psychologist with experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Youth Offending, Trauma and Child Development. He has previously worked for the Department of Corrections, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the Child Development Team. Kevin now provides assessment and therapy primarily for children and adolescents with a focus on youth offending and trauma. The majority of his practice centres on offence-focused treatment for youth offenders, report writing for the Youth Court and comprehensive assessments for ACC. He is also experienced in providing treatment for mental health difficulties commonly experienced by young people.
Kevin accepts self-referrals and referrals from agencies, including the Youth Court, Police, ACC, The Ministry for Children - Oranga Tamariki and district health boards.
Prior to his training in clinical psychology, Kevin held public service roles with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and the Ministry of Youth Development. These roles involved health promotion, project management, community engagement, contract monitoring, and the provision of advice for community agencies and central government.
Kevin went on to complete his postgraduate clinical psychology study in 2012. This included a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with Massey University. Kevin was awarded a vice-chancellor’s scholarship to carry out research into combining motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy for offenders. Kevin subsequently worked as a clinical psychologist for the Department of Corrections and later Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Services before moving into private practice. Kevin now runs a full-time private practice in Rotorua and across the Bay of Plenty.
Kevin enjoys sailing, kayaking, mountain biking and spending time with family.