Clinical psychologists are psychologists with a minimum of six years university training including post graduate clinical studies and placements in psychiatric settings. In order to become a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists two years of approved supervision in the clinical field is required. The Clinical College maintains the highest standards for clinical psychology in Australia. The standards are also consistent with international standards.
Clinical psychologists are eligible for the highest Medicare rebates.
Our clinical psychologists are proficient in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and psychological problems. We work collaboratively with medical practitioners, psychiatrists, pediatricians and other health practitioners. Our clinical psychologists work with infants, children, adolescents and adults using a wide range of (non-drug) therapies and strategies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders and psychological problems.
Your consultation with one of our clinical psychologists will commence with a detailed discussion of the issues concerning you. Your psychologist will then help you explore the origins of your problems including an assessment of your emotions, thoughts and behaviours before helping you develop effective ways of controlling and coping with these difficulties to alleviate your problems and enhance your feelings of well being.
Sessions are confidential and private and usually an hour in length. The number of sessions you will require will be negotiated between you and your psychologist. Clinical psychologists are also qualified to provide expert opinion in legal, compensation, educational and relationship issues. Our clinical psychologists have expertise in all areas of psychology. Some areas you may want to know more about include: