What we offer
We provide high-quality evidence based psychological assessment and therapy to adult members of the community, including University of Melbourne staff and students.
We see individuals for the following:
- Depression and depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders such as Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Adjustment issues
What to expect
You do not need a GP referral to access the clinical psychology services. You can self-refer. When you call our clinic or submit a request form online you will be asked about what service you would like to access and triaged. As part of the triage process, you will be asked to provide some background information about yourself and why you are seeking out the service. This information will be passed on to the provisional psychologists who are working at the clinic. A provisional psychologist will then be in contact to discuss your presenting concerns. The provisional psychologist will then speak with their supervisor to determine whether we are the most appropriate service for your needs.
If your presentation is appropriate for our service you will be asked to come into the clinic to see the provisional psychologist.
At your first visit to our clinic, you will be asked to undertake a clinical interview with a provisional psychologist, addressing areas including family history and background and current presenting symptoms. You will also be asked to complete a set of questionnaires that is part of our routine assessment at the clinic. In addition to this, you may also be asked whether you would like to take part in research conducted at the clinic and asked to sign a consent form relating to be contacted by the researcher undertaking this research. Your involvement in research conducted at the clinic is voluntary and in no way will affect the services offered to you.
Assessment is conducted over the first two sessions. After these assessment sessions, a psychological assessment report will be written by the provisional psychologist, and you will be provided with feedback about the assessment and informed on whether we offer the most appropriate service for your needs.
Since we are a training clinic, you will be treated by a provisional psychologist, provisionally registered with the psychology registration board and supervised by a senior clinical psychologist. In addition, all sessions will be audio and video recorded for educational and teaching purposes. These are usually destroyed at the end of each year.