The Psychology Clinic at the University of Newcastle offers psychology services for adults, children and adolescents in comfortable surroundings.
Similar to both the University of Newcastle Legal Centre and the University Oral Health Clinic, the Psychology Clinic is staffed by university students who work under the close supervision of qualified psychologists. This provides the students with real world experience to help develop their skills and benefits the community by providing a service that they may otherwise not be able to access. Students are training for their Master of Clinical Psychology degree or Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) degree. All students hold either provisional registration or full registration as psychologists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
The clinic offers assessments and a range of time-limited programs using specific cognitive-behavioural techniques which are targeted towards specific groups. Programs have been designed to help those suffering from stress, general anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Group Intervention programs include Cool Kids – for primary school aged children with anxiety, Emotionally Attuned Parenting – for parents of preschool and early primary school aged children, and Making Menopause Manageable – to help women manage distressing menopause symptoms.
For more information about the range of services available at the clinic, as well as a listing of fees, click here.
Getting Involved with the Psychology Clinic
Referrals are accepted from health care and educational professionals, as well as self-referrals from the clients themselves. The clinic has a policy of working collaboratively with health care professionals who refer clients for therapy.
The Clinic is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The Clinic is open throughout the year, apart from a two-week closure during Christmas and New Year period.
To make a referral, please call the Clinic directly on 02 4921 5075.