Contact: (07) 4646 3014
The Psychology Clinic at St Andrew’s offers outpatient day programmes to support individuals in their mental health management. The current programmes that are offered focus on poor self-esteem and assertiveness skills, depression and anxiety. The programmes run for one day (9am until 2.30pm) over six weeks.
- Self-Esteem and Assertiveness
The programme targets the assessment of self esteem and teaches ways to increase self esteem and self compassion. Patients also learn assertive communication skills to increase their confidence in putting their needs forward.
The Depression group addresses ways to manage the symptoms of depression through increasing pleasurable activities and changing unhelpful thinking.
This programme provides information on the “fight or flight” anxiety response in the body and explores ways to increase exposure to feared situations.
The Psychology Clinic will also be offering specialised groups to support people whom have a background of trauma and difficulties in managing their emotions.
- DBT Skills
The Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Skills group is a six month programme that will run for one day per week. The group targets the treatment of mood and emotional difficulties, as well as interpersonal/ communication difficulties.
The Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) group is a cognitive-behavioural focused group for the treatment of trauma. Please contact the Psychology Clinic for further information.
Anyone can refer a patient into the outpatient day programmes (including self referral). Prior to commencement, a staff member from St Andrew’s Psychology Clinic will discuss with the patient regarding their presenting issues to determine the most suitable group for their needs. The patient will also require a review by a psychiatrist prior to starting the groups. This can be arranged by the hospital if needed.
Please contact the Psychology Clinic on (07) 4646 3014 for more information.