The Clinic specialises in the delivery of education and therapy groups with a wellbeing focus.
Our groups are for members of the community to explore and improve skills in particular areas. They are facilitated by two of our provisional psychologists and you will have an individual meeting with someone before the group starts, to ask any questions and ensure the group is right for you.
Each group is usually run once per semester, with the start date arranged once enough spots are filled.
Social skills group for children
The Clinic has been providing social skills groups for a decade and we use the latest evidence base. We use a combination of cognitive-behavioural, relational, and mindfulness approaches. The groups are for children with challenging behaviours or autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and their parents (separate children and parent groups which run at the same time). The groups are for children aged 5 to 14 years.
We run six-week mother-baby groups for mums who are experiencing parenting stress and/or are interested in further developing their relationship with their baby. Being a happy and effective parent involves a developing relationship with a person you only just recently met. We use relational strategies and small group sizes (3-5 women) to help explore and gain confidence in this area.
For those who are experiencing stress or are interested in increasing their wellbeing, we run six- or eight-week mindfulness education programs. These are groups where you will learn and experiment with a variety of mindfulness techniques.
In this intensive four-week course, you will receive 30 minutes of a group session run by an experienced sleep psychologist, followed by an hour long individual session with a provisional psychologist. The individual sessions will focus on assessing the nature of the sleep problems and needs, reinforcing the messages and techniques encountered in the group session, as well as tailoring the therapy to your individual situation. The therapy will consist of the standard program of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) - a well-established therapy with high success rates.
Register your interest in one of our group programs