Dr Tom Cerni

BEd(CCE Syd), DipArt(Psych)(Sydney), PhD(UWS), MEd(CounselPsych)(UWS)

Honorary Associate

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Professional biography

Tom Cerni, Ph.D. is the Head of Counselling Services at The Scots College, Sydney, Clinical Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia/Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association Division 13: Society of Consulting Psychology. 

He is the author of numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals examining the relationship between the Cognitive-Experiential Theory (CET), leadership styles, conflict-handling styles, and influencing tactics. From this research Dr. Cerni developed the Cognitive-Experiential Leadership Model and the Guided Reflection Model. His latest research is examining the relationship between constructive thinking, use of imagination, and gender differences as predictors of Higher School Certificate results in New South Wales, Australia.



Selected publications

Books

  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G.J. & Colmar, S.H. . (2010). Cognitive-Experiential Self Theory and Transformational Leadership: Information-processing, educational leadership, conflict-handling styles. Mauritius: VDM Publishing House Ltd.

Journal articles

  • Curtis, G.J. & Cerni, T. (2015). For leaders to be transformational, they must think imaginatively. Journal of Leadership Studies, 9(3), 45–47. DOI:10.1002/jls.21401.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (2015). Cognitive leadership model: How leaders’ information-processing systems can influence leadership styles, conflict management and organizational outcomes. Journal of Leadership Studies , 8(3), 26–39. DOI:10.1002/jls.21335
  • Cerni, T. (2015). Guided reflection model: How executive coaching can assist organizational leaders enhance their creativity, innovation and wisdom.. American Journal of Educational Research, 3(4), 495–504. DOI:10.12691/education-3-4-17
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G.J. & Colmar, S.H. . (2014). The cognitive information-processing systems of leaders and their relation to student learning outcomes. Journal of School Leadership, 24, 287–310.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G.J. & Colmar, S.H. (2012). Cognitive-experiential self theory and conflict-handling styles: Rational and constructive experiential systems are related to the integrating and compromising conflict-handling styles. International Journal of Conflict Management, 23, 362–381. DOI:10.1108/10444061211267263
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G.J. & Colmar, S.H. . (2010). Executive coaching can enhance transformational leadership. International Coaching Psychology Review, 5, 83–87.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. (2010). Increasing transformational leadership by developing leaders’ information-processing systems. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4(3), 51–65. DOI:10.1002/jls.20177
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G.J. & Colmar, S.H. . (2008). Information processing and leadership styles: Constructive thinking and transformational leadership. Journal of Leadership Studies, 2, 60–73.
  • Cerni, T. . (2000). Psychological type and learning. Journal of the New South Wales Teachers' Guild.
  • Cerni, T. . (1999). The relationship of analytical-rational and intuitive-experiential information processing styles and adolescent scholastic and coping ability. Australian Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 9, 23–32.

Conference papers

  • Cerni, T. (2015). Guided reflection: How executive coaching can assist educational leaders enhance their creativity, innovation and wisdom.. In 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education.. Waikiki, Hawaii, 5th-8th January, 2015.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. (2013). Information-processing and leadership: An introductory review of the cognitive leadership model. In Ribiere, V. and Worasinchai, L. International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance. Bangkok University, Thailand, 7-8 February 2013.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (2010). Cognitive-experiential self theory and conflict-handling styles. . In 27th International Conference of Applied Psychology.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (2009). Changing leaders’ information-processing systems enhances transformational leadership. In 2nd European Coaching Psychology Conference.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (2006). If you want to be a good leader, how you think is important. In Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society.

Other

  • Elliott, H. R. & Cerni, T. . (2011). Coaching for effective and sustainable leadership development: 360 degree profiling with systematic cognitive processing and behavioural follow-through strategies, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (2007). Information-processing and leadership in school principals: Constructive thinking and transformational leadership, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (2007). Information-processing and leadership in school principals: Constructive thinking and transformational leadership, Sydney, Australia.