Kelly McBride

Senior Consulting Clinician

Kelly McBride is the Senior Consulting Clinician at the KonTerra Group. Kelly has worked in humanitarian contexts for over a decade holding a variety of clinical and technical roles across the globe.

The most recent years of Kelly’s career has been focused on developing a model for supervision to be used by mental health and psychosocial support actors which is now being used in humanitarian and emergency contexts globally. Kelly provides training, supervision, and consultation to a variety of organisations and mental health practitioners globally. She has worked clinically in private practice as well as developed settings. Kelly has experienced and observed firsthand both the positive and more challenging impacts of supporting others, and is passionate about promoting their wellbeing and resilience.  She specialises in suicide prevention, torture and trauma rehabilitation, providing trauma-informed care, and supporting community based mental health initiatives.

Kelly holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri USA, as well as a Master’s in Global Affairs and Public Policy, International Human Rights Law from The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Kelly is a Licensed Processional Counselor and a certified supervisor for mental health practitioners.

Kelly enjoys the outdoors and can usually be found hiking or gardening.   She is currently based in the US where she lives with her Jordanian street cat, who is an avid birdwatcher.