Psychological testing can answer a broad range of questions. Our psychologists often assess children with special learning needs, people with brain injuries, or older adults experiencing problems with declining memory so that they, and others around them better understand their needs. Our psychologists also provide assessments for the criminal justice system, or evaluate and provide professional psychological opinion to the courts on child custody cases.
Find out more about how DHW can help you with engaging in comprehensive assessment and thorough reports.
Couples TherapyCouples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help you and your partner improve your relationship. If you are having relationship difficulties, you can seek couples therapy to help rebuild your relationship. Couples therapy can help you at any stage of your relationship, regardless of marital status, age, race, faith, or sexual orientation. At DHW we primarily use Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT) to assist couples to understand one another and work together towards mutual goals. EFT focuses on improving the attachment and bonding between individuals in relationships. Our psychologists will help you understand and change patterns that lead to feelings of disconnection and relationship distress.
DBT is a broad system of therapeutic treatments that significantly reduce the rates of suicidality and hospital admissions. One of the most important components of the treatments is the group skills training. The Dune Health and Wellbeing team are now conducting a 12-week DBT Group Skills Training Program for adolescents and adults. The program will cover the four key components of DBT: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.
The NDIS has supports in place to help you if you have mental health issues resulting in a disability. The aim of these supports is for recovery. The word recovery, here, refers to achieving a stable state of personal, social, and emotional wellbeing.
At Dune Health and Wellbeing we seek to provide affordable and accessible psychology services for self-managed or plan-managed NDIS clients. We charge a reduced rate of $190 per hour for psychological services with a provisional psychologist including individual therapy (via telehealth or face to face) and conducting psychological assessment and reporting.
Board Approved Supervisors play a key role in the training and assessment of the psychological competencies required to become a registered psychologist.
Our Board Approved Supervisors ensure that the supervisee practises within accepted professional standards, providing evidence-based assessments and interventions. Further, our supervisors ensure that the supervisee does not practise beyond his or her competence. Although both these responsibilities also rest with the provisional psychologist as they are also a registered health practitioner, our supervisor’s knowledge and experience places them in the optimal position to assess both these requirements.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to individuals who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
This kind of first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Our team provides culturally safe mental health first aid developed in line with evidence-based mental health first aid strategies.