Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

clinical psychologistIf you would like to see a clinical psychologist, Rose Park Psychology provides services in clinical psychology. Our psychologists all have at least 5 years of experience, some of them many more. They can give you a treatment program, tailored for you, using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, interpersonal therapy and other evidenced based interventions. Many of our psychologists are clinical psychologists who will work with you, your doctor or psychiatrist.

A clinical psychologist has been endorsed by APRA as a clinical psychologist. A clinical psychologist has to have a masters or Ph.D qualification in clinical psychology and then has to do two years of supervised practice.  After endorsement, they do more training and supervision in clinical psychology than registered psychologists. Clinical psychologists tend to see people with more serious symptoms of anxiety and depression.

You can go to your GP and ask to be assessed to see if you are eligible for a mental health care plan to see a psychologist. You can be eligible for up to 10 sessions a year, starting with a referral for six sessions. GP’s prefer that you book an extended appointment. Let the GP receptionist know that this is what you would like.

The following problems are covered by Medicare

  • Phobic disorder – agoraphobia, health phobias
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Depression – Major depression, bipolar (previously manic) depression
  • Sexual disorders
  • Bereavement disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Sleep problems
  • Unexplained somatic complaints
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The clinical psychologists at Rose Park and Westbourne Park Psychology have their areas of interest, and our friendly receptionists can help guide you to a psychologist that suits you. We welcome calls. You are welcome to call and discuss which psychologist has an interest in your issue. You can book all psychologists on our Rose Park Psychology contact number (08) 8333 0940.