Ask about Kirrilie Smout
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Key Points
  • Kirrilie Smout is a registered Psychologist with a First Class psychology Honours degree and a Masters degree in Clinical psychology, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and of the College of Clinical Psychologists.
  • She is regularly consulted by print, radio and TV media in relation to psychological issues and has had numerous articles published in a variety of newspapers and journals.
  • Works with people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and work problems among many others issues. She also conducts seminars on stress management, study skills, motivation, dealing with difficult people, and coping with difficult times.
  • Has a special interest in working with youth and young adults and has conducted seminars for over 15,000 young people in schools around Australia.
  • Director of Developing Minds.
Topics
  • Youth issues in Australia (for teachers, parents and youth leaders) 
  • Studywise: A year-long, thorough program for senior secondary school students
  • Facebook without Fuss 
  • Student seminars
Testimonials

An erudite presentation. Kirrilie knows her subject well and brought home these messages well.
Parent
Concordia College

The whole talk was of interest, but the manner in which it was delivered definitely held your interest and almost compelled you to listen!
Parent
Wilderness School

It was really helpful to see the world from this perspective.
Parent
The Heights School

Kirrilie - you are truly a wonderful, caring and open-minded person and well-suited to your profession. Where were you in the 70s?
Parent
Loreto College

The opportunity you provided to share experiences and discuss ways to support our young people was greatly valued and talked about for several weeks afterwards.
Principal
Roxby Downs College

This presentation had a significant impact on my life - all aspects were nothing short of excellent.
Parent

Aberfoyle Park High School

Students and Principals commented on the way their thinking was challenged by your message, & how enjoyable it was.
National Conference Director
Youth Leadership Organisation

All reports from students, parents and teachers indicate that you have done a wonderful job.
Parent
Annesley College, SA

Kirrilie spoke with great clarity and enthusiasm and f have received much complimentary and positive feedback from parents and staff. We want Kirrilie back in the future!
Year 9 Co-ordinator
St. lgnatius College

Kirrilie builds a genuine rapport with students and staff.
Year 12 Co-ordinator
Cornerstone College

Kirrilie was able to hold the attention of a large group of adolescent males. The boys have spoken highly of her message and the way it was presented. I have no hesitation in passing on my highest recommendation to anybody who might consider using Kirrilie's services.
Teacher
Postrevor College

Kirrilie's presentation was a stunning exemplar of good teaching practices. She was vibrant, lively and articulate, giving excellent practical advice to students and she had a sense of humour! She kept her audience captivated for the entire hour.
Year 12 Co-ordinator
Siena College

Kirrilie has an engaging and vital manner, and no greater endorsement is needed than that of the students who found it gave them motivation to face the year with confidence.
Careers Counsellor
Seymour College
 
Below is a sample of feedback given by teenage audience members

 
You made us believe in ourselves.
Year 11 Student
Woodcrott College

I always walked away feeling like I had learnt something.
Year 10 Student
Siena College

This made me remember that I CAN do it, not just academically but on a personal level also.
Year 12 Student
Seymour College

This showed me how to be self-motivated.
Year 11 Student
Aberfoyle Park High school

I learnt a lot, I learnt that I can change the choices I have made.
Year 12 Student
Unley High School

This presentation has given me hope.
Year 12 Student
Unley High School

You are young - you can relate to us! Plus you made it fun, and made me laugh.
Year 12 Student
Rostrevor College

I loved the presentations. When Kirrilie explained something she would use a real life story to make us understand.
Year 10 Student
Siena College

This has helped me calm down and understand that you can succeed, even when its hard.
Year 12 Student
Woodcroft College

The session helped me to realise that you don't have to be perfect to do things after school.
Year 11 Student
Tatachilla College

I found out how to deal with a couple of different situations.
Year 11 Student
Tatachilla College

This made me think about things in a different way to the way I thought about it before.
Year 12 student
The Heights School

It helped me to get it together, organise my time and motivate myself.
Year 12 Student
Mary Mackillop College

It was a great learning experience.
Year 12 student
Cabra College