The Psychology Clinic provides mental health services to the community and also functions as an advanced teaching, training and research facility for postgraduate students (Provisional Psychologists) in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs at USC.
Through their training in the Psychology Clinic, Provisional Psychologists develop knowledge and skills necessary to work as professional clinical psychologists.
The Provisional Psychologists are in their 5th year of professional training and are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
All clinical work undertaken by Provisional Psychologists in the Psychology Clinic is supervised by experienced Clinical Psychologists. These supervisors are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. They are members (or eligible for membership) of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
The Psychology Clinic offers a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which has been shown, through extensive research over many years, to be a very effective treatment for a wide range of problems.
The range of psychological problems that can be managed in the Psychology Clinic include:
- anxiety, stress, panic attacks and phobias
- adjustment difficulties
- grief and bereavement
- stress and trauma
- alcohol and cannabis misuse
- cognitive assessment
- parenting skills and behaviour support
Psychological services are available to adults, adolescents and children. The Psychology Clinic is happy to provide assessments and recommendations in collaboration with GPs, clinicians and other therapists who may continue to work with the children, adolescents or adults who attend the clinic. Services are usually provided through face to face consultations, but we are also able to offer a range of telehealth options.
Before commencing treatment each psychologist develops, in consultation with the client, a detailed, individualised treatment plan.
Psychology Clinic Team
Director (Psychology Clinic) and Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
Jonathan Mason is the Director of the Psychology Clinic and an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor Mathew Summers is an Associate Professor in Psychology
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand's staff profile
Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Dr Tamara De Regt is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
Staff profile page of Dr Andrew Wood, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Associate Lecturer, Clinical Psychology
Staff profile for Andrew Allen, Associate Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson Institute