Clinical Services - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Clinical Services

Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face services are on hold. Some services have been replaced with phone or video call support. Please click on each service for relevant information.

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.

This clinic is offering Telehealth support while face-to-face service is on hold to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Until further notice Dr Adem Can is unable to accept any new referrals outside of clinical trials.

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 Psychiatrist referral is required.

Phone: 07 5430 1191. Referrals can be sent to fax 07 3905 1887 or email thompsoninstitute@usc.edu.au  

Megan is offering phone support while face-to-face service is on hold to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

This service is suspended to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

However, below is information about this treatment for when services resume.

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.

Phone: 07 5430 1191. Referrals can be sent to fax 07 3905 1887 or email thompsoninstitute@usc.edu.au 

Helpful resources for mental health services, during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • The USC Counselling and Wellbeing Clinic is offering free phone and online counselling by supervised final-year work placement counselling students
  • Our iHelp app and digital tool, connects people to mental health support on the Sunshine Coast. iHelp is an initiative of our Alliance for Suicide Prevention community-based education, engagement and research program
  • A list of mental health and social connection organisations who are offering alternatives to face-to-face support can be found on The Alliance for Suicide Prevention website. This list is made up of a range of professional, peer support and community-based organisations who have joined the Alliance as Members to show their support for suicide prevention (please note: Membership is not designed to be an endorsement of credentials)
  • We've collated a list of resources to help you manage your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, on the Alliance for Suicide Prevention website.