CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
How can a Resolve Clinical Psychologist help you?
Clinical Psychologists at Resolve have specialised training in the diagnosis and management of mental health conditions, and in the delivery of a range of research-based techniques and therapies aimed at treating mental health disorders. We are specialists in applying psychological theory and scientific research to solve complex clinical psychology problems requiring individually tailored interventions. We provide a range of psychological services to individuals across the lifespan and for mental health conditions that range from mild to complex.
At Resolve, we have developed expertise in specific areas, and practice in sub-specialisations of clinical psychology, including Eating Disorders. We work closely with our Dietitian, who also specialises in eating and weight related disorders.
Clinical Psychologists at Resolve have obtained postgraduate university qualifications in Clinical Psychology and have studied at University for six or more years. We are registered with both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). This means that we must follow a strict Code of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines, as well as engage in ongoing professional development.
In addition to professional practice, Clinical Psychologists at Resolve have experience in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, public policy and other activities that promote psychological health in individuals, families, groups, and organisations.
You may wish to see a Clinical Psychologist at Resolve for issues such as:
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and mood disorders
- Eating and weight related disorders
- Attachment and relationship problems
- Marital difficulties / Couples therapy
- Trauma / Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Grief / loss / bereavement
- Adjustment disorders and major life changes
- Peri-natal & post-natal issues
- Clinical Supervision
- Chronic pain
- Anger problems
- Poor assertiveness skills
- Low self-esteem
- Behaviour problems
- Self-harm behaviour
- Sleep problems
- Impulse-control problems (such as gambling)
- Substance misuse
- Worker’s Compensation matters
There are many aspects to psychological treatment, and these may include helping you to:
- learn skills for managing problems
- understand and change the way your thoughts affect the way you feel and act
- become aware of and understand your emotions
- understand how past experiences in your life can influence the way you think, feel and act now
- explore and change the way you relate to people and how you communicate within your relationships
Psychological therapy is aimed at helping you to identify and modify previously unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving. At Resolve, we aim to give you the self-confidence and the necessary skills to cope better in the future.
If you have been referred by a GP or Psychiatrist who has prepared a Mental Health Treatment Plan for your condition, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate of about $125.00. This is valid for up to ten sessions within a calendar year. This means that there is a gap payment of approximately $45.00, per fifty minute session, after the Medicare rebate. You must obtain the referral letter before the first therapy session and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Private Health Rebates
Rebates are also available for individuals with private health cover. Please contact your policy provider for specific rebate amounts, as they vary according to your level of cover. You cannot claim a private health fund rebate in addition to claiming a Medicare rebate for a session.
Our cancellation policy revolves around the fact that the scheduled appointment time is reserved for you only. If an appointment is missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged a $120 cancellation fee. These fees cannot be claimed through Medicare or private health cover.
If you have any questions about the services that Resolve can offer you, please contact us.
SPECIALIST DIETETIC SERVICES
How can you benefit from Dietetic Services at Resolve?
Dietitians specialise in interpreting nutritional science in order to provide evidence based dietary advice people can use in their real lives. The dietetic service at Resolve is provided by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN). APDs have studied at University for four or more years and most are members of the Dietitians Association of Australia. This means that they must follow a strict Code of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines, as well as receiving ongoing professional development. Not all nutritionists are Accredited Nutritionists or Accredited Practising Dietitians.
You may wish to see the Dietitian at Resolve for issues such as:
- Eating Disorders
- Improving your relationship with food
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
- High cholesterol
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Nutritional deficiencies e.g. anaemia
- Healthy vegetarian/vegan eating
- Liver disease
- Osteoporosis – Ensuring you are meeting your requirements ‘Nutrition Check-up’
- Weight Management
- Mental health issues which affect nutrition e.g. Depression
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Impaired Glucose Tolerance
- High blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Optimal nutrition for pregnancy
Ensuring you are meeting your requirements ‘Nutrition Check-up’
- Renal impairment
What can you expect from the Resolve Dietetic Service?
Just like anything new, the first time you attend an appointment with any health professional can be daunting. You can be assured that when you come for an appointment with the Resolve Accredited Practising Dietitian you will be treated in a friendly and professional way. Everything you discuss with the dietitian in the consult room will be kept confidential, unless under extenuating circumstances which will be explained to you in the event that it is required.
The first time you visit you will be asked to complete some forms for administrative purposes. You will then participate in a nutritional assessment. The assessment is designed to assist the dietitian in understanding your current circumstances and lifestyle so that they are well placed to support you in developing strategies to address your nutritional concerns. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have relating to your diet or nutrition in general. At the end of the assessment, which takes approximately 50 minutes, you will discuss the plan for follow-up. Each person will have slightly different requirements for follow-up, depending on their reason for making the appointment.
The follow-up appointment may be 30 or 50 minutes in duration and the length and frequency of appointments will be dependent on the reason for dietetic intervention. The follow-up appointments provide you with an opportunity to review the strategies discussed at the previous appointment and to give feedback to the dietitian. The best outcomes are achieved when you continue with follow-up appointments until all the nutritional issues you have identified have been addressed.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION SERVICES
There are several Clinical Psychologists at Resolve who are experienced in providing Clinical Supervision to:
- Clinical Psychologists
- Clinical Psychology Registrars
- Registered Psychologists, and
- Provisionally Registered Psychologists.
We have previously worked closely with students from the University of Wollongong’s Clinical Masters and Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DPsych) Programs. We understand the importance of discussing specific goals for supervision, and then tailoring interventions to suit individual needs and learning styles.
We offer individual or small group supervision sessions.
We also offer limited placement opportunities for Clinical Masters students.