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Clinical Psychologist and Wellbeing Coach

Leonard W Kling

BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPP,

Clinical Psychologist and Wellbeing Coach

Leonard has over 15 years of professional experience and works as a Clinical Psychologist, Wellbeing Coach, and Speaker/Trainer.

Wherever you are in Australia, Leonard at Room for Positive Change is now providing Telehealth exclusive options. Leonard 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.

Leonard 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 interaction 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, Leonard 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.

Leonard 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. 

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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)
MiCBT Trained Therapist (Foundation and Applied Course 2021) 
  • MiCBT Institute
Certified Organisational Coach (Level Two: 2019)
  • Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL by GrowthOps)
Certified Organisational Coach (Level One: 2018)
  • Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL by GrowthOps)

Current Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLIN)
  • Canadian Positive Psychology Association
  • International Positive Psychology Association
  • APS Interest Group for Buddhism and Psychology
  • Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) (Former Treasurer for SA)


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.

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