Dr Tom Cerni

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

Honorary Associate

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Professional biography

Tom Cerni is the Head of Counselling Services at The Scots College, Sydney, a Registered Psychologist and a trainer of supervisors for the NSW Psychologists Registration Board. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and in 2010 was appointed as a member of the Australian Psychology Societies’ strategic leadership strategy.

He is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals examining the relationship between the Cognitive-Experiential Theory (CET), the Full Range Leadership Theory, and Rahim’s taxonomy of organizational conflict handling styles. His present research is examining how guided self-reflection, using CET, can assist leaders enhance their creativity, innovation and wisdom. 



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

  • Cerni, T., Curtis, G. J., & Colmar, S. H. . (in press). Cognitive leadership model: How leaders’ information-processing systems can influence leadership styles, conflict management and organizational outcomes. Journal of Leadership Studies .
  • 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). 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. . (2010). Executive coaching can enhance transformational leadership. International Coaching Psychology Review, 5, 83–87.
  • 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., 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.