Qualifications

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Kath is a Licensed Acupuncturist and member of the Asociación de Acupuntores de España

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And Societat D’Acupuntors De Catalunya

Qualifications

  • Kath Berry completed a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) Traditional Chinese Medicine at Victoria University, Australia in 2000.
  • In 2001 Kath received a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice from Dalian Chinese Medicine Hospital, PR China.
  • In 2006 Kath graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Masters in Science (MSc) for research, a clinical trial at a Sydney Hospital, which centred on the use of acupuncture to treat anxiety and sleeping problems in patients recovering from addictions.
  • Kath is an accredited Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) and trainer of the NADA ear acupuncture protocol, having received specialist training in New York in 2007.

Experience

On graduating from University in 2000, Kath was employed by the Raymond Hader Clinic, a private Drug and Alcohol facility in Melbourne Australia. Kath’s role was to deliver group therapy and tailored acupuncture treatments for clients undergoing accelerated opiate withdrawal treatment for heroin dependence.
In 2001 Kath moved to Sydney and set up a boutique Acupuncture practice in the popular beachside suburb of Tamarama next to Australia’s famous Bondi Beach.
She was concurrently employed to run a NSW state-wide education program offering General Practitioners Drug and Alcohol specialist training.
In 2004 Kath set up Australia’s first hospital-based clinical trial investigating acupuncture as a treatment for drug and alcohol withdrawal. During this time she developed an interest in co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol comorbidities.
In 2006 Kath developed specialist GP education about mental health and drug and alcohol comorbidities and this program was launched in Parliament House and rolled out across the whole of Australia. She was employed to visit every capital city to run ‘train the trainer’ education and oversee the national GP training program.
Concurrently Kath was employed by the University of Technology Sydney a sessional lecturer, tutor in Chinese massage and clinical supervisor for the student acupuncture clinic.
 
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In 2007 Kath travelled to the USA to undergo specialist training at the Lincoln Recovery Centre in the Bronx, New York.
In 2009 she moved to the UK working in Brighton and the Light Centre Belgravia in London. She was a guest lecturer at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, in Reading UK from 2010 – 2014.
Kath was employed by Balance Healthcare and The Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM) from 2008 – 2010 to run education sessions, develop marketing strategies and offer business development support to practitioners in the UK and Europe.
During her time in the UK, Kath consulted frequently with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA-UK), running training sessions and developing educational resources.
Kath is an international Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider, and conducts regular webinars with guest international acupuncture experts, making these lectures available to acupuncturists world-wide. This means she is up to date with current research, best practice and acupuncture evidence-based medicine.
Kath is up to date with latest research and new developments that help to improve your clinical outcomes. What this means for you is that she has access to a huge amount of information and global expertise, and prides herself on being up to date and at the leading edge of clinical excellence.
“I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and use acupuncture and massage as a way to make people feel better and be better” says Kath.

Experience

On graduating from University in 2000, Kath was employed by the Raymond Hader Clinic, a private Drug and Alcohol facility in Melbourne Australia. Kath’s role was to deliver group therapy and tailored acupuncture treatments for clients undergoing accelerated opiate withdrawal treatment for heroin dependence.
In 2001 Kath moved to Sydney and set up a boutique Acupuncture practice in the popular beachside suburb of Tamarama next to Australia’s famous Bondi Beach.
She was concurrently employed to run a NSW state-wide education program offering General Practitioners Drug and Alcohol specialist training.
In 2004 Kath set up Australia’s first hospital-based clinical trial investigating acupuncture as a treatment for drug and alcohol withdrawal. During this time she developed an interest in co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol comorbidities.
In 2006 Kath developed specialist GP education about mental health and drug and alcohol comorbidities and this program was launched in Parliament House and rolled out across the whole of Australia. She was employed to visit every capital city to run ‘train the trainer’ education and oversee the national GP training program.
Concurrently Kath was employed by the University of Technology Sydney a sessional lecturer, tutor in Chinese massage and clinical supervisor for the student acupuncture clinic.
 
Read more
In 2007 Kath travelled to the USA to undergo specialist training at the Lincoln Recovery Centre in the Bronx, New York.
In 2009 she moved to the UK working in Brighton and the Light Centre Belgravia in London. She was a guest lecturer at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, in Reading UK from 2010 – 2014.
Kath was employed by Balance Healthcare and The Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM) from 2008 – 2010 to run education sessions, develop marketing strategies and offer business development support to practitioners in the UK and Europe.
During her time in the UK, Kath consulted frequently with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA-UK), running training sessions and developing educational resources.
Kath is an international Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider, and conducts regular webinars with guest international acupuncture experts, making these lectures available to acupuncturists world-wide. This means she is up to date with current research, best practice and acupuncture evidence-based medicine.
Kath is up to date with latest research and new developments that help to improve your clinical outcomes. What this means for you is that she has access to a huge amount of information and global expertise, and prides herself on being up to date and at the leading edge of clinical excellence.
“I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and use acupuncture and massage as a way to make people feel better and be better” says Kath.

Executive Boards

  • Kath is the founder of The Acupuncture Network (2004 – 2012), a non-profit organisation set up in Australia to offer an online professional discussion group.
  • Kath is a former Board of Directors (2010 – 2013) for the Association of Community and Multi-bed Acupuncture Clinics (ACMAC) a peak body organisation set up in the UK to support affordable and accessible acupuncture treatment, irrespective of income and social demographics.
  • Kath is the Co-Founder and the former Vice President (2014 – 2016) of the Acupuncture Now Foundation, a USA-based charity which aims to reduce the burden of disease world-wide by promoting the use of acupuncture and other traditional treatments.
  • Kath is currently on the Advisory Board for Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) a non-profit USA based organisation which aims to achieve better health through better information about acupuncture’s scientific evidence. She is current Director of EBA Connect: an educational program for acupuncturists offering continuing professional development and specialist training.

Publications

Guest Editorial. Growing together: our passport for professional citizenship. The Acupuncturist. British Acupuncture Council Journal February 2011 Winter edition

Electroacupuncture and TENS: Putting Theory into practice. Journal of Chinese Medicine. (2010) Issue 92 Feb

Liver Damage from Chemical Dependence. London College of Traditional Acupuncture publication The Dragon’s Tale. London UK

Understanding Chemical Dependence Module 1: Introduction. (2008) Published online with Rootdown.Us, USA

Understanding Chemical Dependence Module 2: Common drugs. (2008) Published online with Rootdown.Us, USA

The ‘Can Do’ Initiative Managing Mental Health and Substance Use in General Practice: ‘Can Do’ for Young People Families. (2007) Australian General Practice Network, Australia

The ‘Can Do’ Initiative Managing Mental Health and Substance Use in General Practice: ‘Can Do’ for Veterans and Veterans Families (2007) Australian General Practice Network, Australia

 An Examination of the Effectiveness of Acupuncture as an Adjunct to an Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Program- A Pilot Study (2006) Thesis publication submitted to the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

The ‘Can Do’ Initiative Managing Mental Health and Substance Use in General Practice: (2007) Australian General Practice Network, Australia

Teams of Two Joint Learning Initiative Mental Health and Substance Use Comorbidity (2006) Alliance of NSW Divisions and NSW Department of Health, Australia

Unravelling D&A: Drug and Alcohol Resources for General Practitioners and Community Pharmacists (2005) CD ROM. Funded by the AER Foundation, Australia