Kelly Mc Farlane is a trained Clinical and Organizational Psychologist. She
specializes in individual and group therapies, psychometric testing, research,
organizational development, organizational/management/HR consultancy,
training, coaching, strategy and recruitment.
Ms. Mc Farlane received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honours from
The City University of New York (CUNY). During that time she worked with the
Leadership Training Institute, where she managed mentorship sessions for
middle school children and supervised adolescents committed to detention
centers by the U.S. Family Court system. While at CUNY she was also awarded
lifetime membership to the International Honour Society in Psychology (Psi Chi),
with which she served as her college’s chapter president for 2.5 years. Ms. Mc
Farlane returned to Trinidad after completing her B.A., where she conducted
tutorials for Developmental, Personality and Abnormal Psychology classes at the
University of the West Indies.
Ms. Mc Farlane later went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Clinical
Psychology from the University of the West Indies, during which time she
continued her work with the UWI, expanding her duties to work on two research
projects – the Anger Management Prison Project and the European Gene
Expression Environment (Intrepid) project. Her work on these projects involved
assessment, interviewing, training and facilitating of anger management groups
for prison officers and inmates at the youth prison (YTC). As a requirement of
her qualification, Ms. Mc Farlane completed practicums within the Golden Grove
Women’s Prison and later, the Behavioural Health Centre at the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex. She later went on to work with the Centre for Human
Development, where she conducted individual and group therapy sessions with
the company’s clients.
Ms. Mc Farlane later took up temporary residence in London, where she
completed the M.Sc. in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology at the
prestigious University of London’s, King’s College Institute of Psychiatry,
Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). While in London, Ms. Mc Farlane received
training and certification as a ‘Level A Test User (Occupational Ability)’,
‘Organisational Coach’, and ‘Handling the Press and Media’. She also has some
training in dream therapy. While in London, she developed her clinical and
organizational skills working as an Honourary Assistant Psychologist with the
OASIS Early Intervention in Psychosis team and shadowing a career coach at the
South London & Maudsley National Health Services Foundation Trust.
Ms. Mc Farlane is currently associated with various professional and charity
organisations, including The Cotton Tree Foundation, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of
New York, Psi Chi, The British Psychological Association and Trinidad & Tobago
Association of Psychologists. In the past, she has worked with the National
Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago and TeL Magazine (Editor in Chief).