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A range of clinical services are offered at the Thompson Institute for the Sunshine Coast community.

USC Psychology Clinic

The USC Psychology Clinic provides psychological services to adults, adolescents and children aged six and over in a caring and supportive environment.

This service is free of charge.

The Clinic uses a a range of evidence-based therapies that have been demonstrated, through research, to effectively reduce psychological difficulties or distress for most clients.

This is a training clinic for Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Adem Can, MD FRANZCP provides bulk billing for adults. This clinic offers general practitioners access to psychiatry services including diagnostic clarification, medication review and management plans.

Dr Can also provides assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety and suicidality, and specialises in novel treatments for complex and treatment-resistant illness.

This clinic has limited appointments available. A GP referral is required.

Referrals can be faxed to 07 3905 1887 or emailed to thompsoninstitute@usc.edu.au 

Please note: the Thompson Institute is not an acute service and is unable to accept referrals requiring urgent psychiatric response.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Megan Dutton runs a specialised mental health clinic with a focus on long-term treatment for people with complex and persistent mental disorders.

Megan provides psychotherapeutic interventions using processes based on approaches from Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.

There is no charge to clients for this service and no session limits. However, this clinic has limited appointments available. A GP referral letter or GP Mental Health Care Plan is required.

Referrals can be sent to fax 07 3905 1887 or email thompsoninstitute@usc.edu.au  

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinic specialises in treating treatment-resistant depression, showing good results for people who have tried at least two antidepressants but still have symptoms, or those who cannot tolerate other treatments.

TMS is safe, non-invasive and non-painful with treatment delivered daily for anywhere between four to six weeks. A Psychiatrist or GP referral letter is required.

Referrals can be sent to fax 07 3905 1887 or email thompsoninstitute@usc.edu.au 

Artius

Artius is a mental and allied health service organisation located at the Thompson Institute. The organisation offers a range of services, including psychological services. Artius also provides Stepped Care to better meet client needs on the Sunshine Coast.

Co-located in the innovating environment of the Thompson Institute, Artius and USC share a passion for improving the mental health outcomes of residents on the Sunshine Coast.

Working in close proximity supports an exchange of knowledge and mutual referral pathways. The Thompson Institute research areas in suicide prevention and youth mental health aligns well with the work being done every day by Artius clinicians working from the Thompson Institute psychology clinic.

Artius also has a strong commitment to develop the mental health workforce on the Sunshine Coast and Gympie region and have a team of AHPRA approved supervisors to guide and inspire Psychology students and new graduates.

This includes offering placements for student from the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program and employment opportunities for graduates of both the clinical program and the Master of Professional Psychology program.

Whether providing evidence-based treatment or developing psychologists of the future, the Artius promise is 'It doesn't matter where you join us on your life journey, we will help you reach your potential'.

Join the Club - endED Support Group

Millie Thomas is the eating disorder recovery coach for endED. She is currently working with young people on the Sunshine Coast, mentoring them through their recovery from eating disorders

endED provides help and support for those whose lives have been affected by eating disorders.

The endED Support Group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Thompson Institute. Places are limited. Please contact millie@ended.org.au

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