Have you ever heard the term "Clinical Psychologist" - and wondered what it meant? How is it different to a regular psychologist? And does it matter? To become a "Clinical Psychologist", a psychologist must complete advanced training in an accredited qualification in the area of practice, followed by a period of supervised practice. Clinical Psychology focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological, general health and emotional difficulties, including mental health issues. Brisbane Clinical Psychologists Clinical Psychology can be effective in treating psychological and emotional conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Self Harming Behaviours, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep Disorders, Adjustment To Injury or Disability, Relationship Problems, Grief and Loss, Chronic Stress, Bordeline Personality Disorder and Serious Mental Illness. Upon completing a clinical assessment, a clinical psychologist can recommend a program of treatment which may include therapy, counselling or advice. Counselling & Other Services Our Brisbane Clinical Psychologists and Registrars are independent practitioners that provide a range of services such as: counselling family and couples therapy mental health assessments educational assessments legal reports. Counselling Services are the most common service provided. Usually counselling services vary in cost depending on the therapist chosen, type of counselling required and … More...
Dialectical Behaviour Therap (DBT) was originally developed for people who deliberately harm themselves, experience ongoing suicidal thoughts, and struggle with intense and uncontrolled emotions. It is a treatment that was pioneered by Dr. Marsha Linehan, a clinical psychologist from Seattle, … More...
Experiencing trauma clearly has its disadvantages for those who have experienced it, and seeing through it can sometimes seem almost impossible. However as a result of trauma, and as you heal, it’s not uncommon to experience a deeper sense of compassion, empathy, and intimacy in your … More...
Assertiveness is relating or communicating with others in a way that is respectful of their rights and feelings, and not offensive; yet at the same time, allows you to openly communicate your thoughts, feelings and opinions. As you can see, it is a bit of a delicate balancing act! If you are passive in the […]
“Anger Management” might be a slapstick comedy movie (starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler), but in real life, anger management is no laughing matter. We all lose our temper once in a while but if you seem to be getting angry more often than usual, perhaps there might be other underlying issues about yourself that […]
Being part of a satisfying relationship with your partner has been shown to bring about happiness, life satisfaction, the ability to manage illness better, as well as an overall sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. Having a satisfying relationship with your partner would also make you less likely to be depressed or anxious; it also lowers […]
As seen on Channel 7 News Brisbane* Michelle Barratt, Clinical Psychologist, shares tips on detecting whether your child is being bullied, and how you can help. CHILDREN OR adolescents being bullied can be detrimental to a child’s sense of self worth, leaving them with low levels of self-esteem as well as interfering with the development of their […]
Like adults, children and teenagers can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help children develop problem-solving skills and become more resilient. Clinical Psychologists can help children and their families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioural issues. When should my child see a psychologist? Significant life events can cause stress and lead to […]
It might feel like your teenager has become a different person – that at times you might look at what you once felt like was your gorgeous child – and now you look at them and ask, “Who Are You?” These moments can be painful and somewhat bewildering for parents. For the most part, teenagers […]
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Anxiety or fear is a normal response to a present or imagined threat. Mild anxiety can be helpful insofar as it enables us to respond quickly when faced with a dangerous situation, and to be alert in difficult situations (e.g. exams). However, excessive anxiety may lead to people being paralysed with fear, e.g. soldiers under attack […]
There is a common misunderstanding that only people with severe mental disorders hear voices – for example someone who has schizophrenia. However, research has shown that as many as 10% of the population reports hearing voices. Some people who do hear voices are able to function in their everyday lives. On the other hand, many […]
We often hear the term Obesssive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) being bandied about in the media or in everyday language. It’s not uncommon to hear someone saying jokingly, “I’m a bit OCD” – but what does it really mean to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and how many people really have it? Defining “Obsessive” and “Compulsive” For […]
Our Brisbane Clinical Psychologists and Registrars have written a number of articles, specifically to give you more information about the type of issues a Clinical Psychologist can help you with, and what that might involve. Costs and other FAQs Couples Therapy Taking your Child to a Psychologist Help for People Affected by Trauma Anxiety Disorders How Assertiveness can improve your … More...
The good news is, you can see a Clinical Psychologist for counselling without a referral. Private health insurance will usually provide rebates on a psychologist's fees. The recommended APS rate for a Clinical Psychologist is $228 (46-60 min consult). Some types of referrals under Workcover, Medicare and ATAPS are substantially rebated. The type of referral will depend on the service that … More..
Book an appointment 24/7! That's right, there is NO WAITING for our Brisbane Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Psychologist Registrars. Brisbane Clinical Psychologists To book an appointment FREEcall 1800 877 924 or book online with: Bridget Hogg Michelle Barratt Claire Pang Joey Tai When you book online the psychologists will contact you directly regarding fees and rebates. … More