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 produce a treatment program, tailored for you, founded on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, or other evidence-based interventions. Many of our psychologists are clinical psychologists who can work with you, your doctor, and/or your psychiatrist, to produce the best possible outcomes.

A clinical psychologist has been endorsed by APRA as a clinical psychologist. They obtain a Masters or Ph.D qualification in clinical psychology, and must then do two years of supervised practice, to be endorsed as a clinical psychologist. 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, depression, or other mental health disorders.

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. GPs prefer that you book an extended appointment. Let the GP receptionist know that this is what you would like to come in for so that a session of an appropriate length can be arranged.

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
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Sleep problems
  • Unexplained somatic complaints
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The clinical psychologists at Rose Park and Westbourne Park Psychology have their own particular areas of interest, and our friendly receptionists can help guide you to a psychologist that suits you. We welcome phone calls or emails with inquiries as to appropriate psychologists for particular issues. You can book all psychologists on our Rose Park Psychology contact number (08) 8333 0940, or via email on admin@roseparkpsychology.com.au