Role of Clinical Psychologists

Role of Clinical Psychologists

Introduction Clinical psychologists perform the important role of diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of mental health problems. In Australia a number of pathways exist for becoming a clinical psychologist. One route is to purse a BA with honours in Psychology and follow it up with a Masters in Clinical psychology. Alternative routes are Bachelors Honours in […]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder Patients

dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed in 1993 by Marsha Linehan, a US Psychologist. At that time it was aimed primarily for treatment patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD patients tend to engage in self-destructive behaviour to deal with distressing emotions and situations. Main motive to develop the treatment for Linehan was that the […]

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Use of Evidence Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Sydney

Uses of Evidence Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Introduction Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a recommended psychotherapeutic treatment for many mental health disorders. It is effective in treatment of Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Somatisation, Chronic Fatigue, Hypochondriasis, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Psychotic Disorders. Originally used to treat depression, CBT’s use expanded over time, to treat other mental health disorders too. […]

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Relationship Counselling and Couples Counselling in Sydney

relationship counselling and couples counselling in sydney

Relationship Counselling & Couple Counselling Introduction Relationship counselling is a big step for anyone to take, but recognizing that you need help is the first step to finding a solution. It does not mean that you are weak, it means that you are strong enough to work things out. And relationship counselling in Sydney is […]

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Anxiety disorders that you may or may not heard of

anxiety disorders

Anxiety Disorders There are several major types of anxiety disorders, each with its own characteristics. Generalized anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person I always in a state of fear and has negative thoughts about themselves and their possessions, always thinking negatively. When there is a sudden intense feeling of dread […]

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Clinical Psychologist that cares

Clinical Psychologist that Cares

‘Psychologist’ is a general term that denotes a person who has trained in psychology related fields. There are many speciality areas in the field of psychology such as clinical, educational, forensic, sports and health psychology. The applications of knowledge related to psychology to emotional and physical problems is called clinical psychology and the professionals that assess mental […]

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Links Between ADHD And Parental Tobacco Use

links between adhd and parental tobacco use

Link Between ADHD and Tobacco Use A number of studies are hinting at the direct link between parental tobacco use (including smoking) and ADHD1,2,4,5,7,10. The link is stronger for children born of “smoking mothers” than of “smoking fathers”10 . Of course, the risk increases even further if both the father and mother are smoking. The […]

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Detailed Information on GP Mental Health Plan offered by Medicare Australia

I am giving out this piece of information to help my readers to know in details how the GP Mental Health Plan works. The information in this post is extracted from Australian Psychological Society website. The link to the complete post is http://www.psychology.org.au/medicare/fact_sheet/ What is the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative? Medicare rebates […]

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Typical symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Typical symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? According to American Psychiatry Association (APA), Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault. Some early symptoms of Posttraumatic […]

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