Monday, 06 April 2009
Did you know that Edith Cowan University (ECU) offers affordable psychological services to the community through a teaching clinic located in Joondalup?
The Psychological Services Centre provides counselling, psychotherapeutic services and psychological assessments to members of the community.
The Centre has been open since 1999, and is the primary training centre for postgraduate interns working towards a Masters or Doctoral Degree in the School of Psychology at ECU.
All interns working at the Centre already have degrees in psychology and are undertaking training in specialist areas.
Services are provided under the direct supervision of experienced staff members who are specialist psychologists and many of the interns working in the Centre are already experienced psychologists or counsellors.
Assessment and treatment is available for individuals, groups and families dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, children’s behaviour management, sexual assault, accidents and trauma, grief, anger, relationship difficulties, chronic pain or illness and drug or alcohol problems.
Psychometric testing is also available to assess cognitive function.
Group programs to help with mood management, giving up smoking and improving self-esteem are also held regularly.
Centre Director Clare Wilson says the Clinic is a great alternative for people seeking an affordable option.
“Fees range from $10 to $30, depending on the clients individual situation, and clients can come straight to the Centre without a referral from a GP” she said.
“Many people may feel the need to speak to a psychological professional but are discouraged by the cost and the need for a referral.
“Our clients are of all ages, with some as young as early primary school age.”
The ECU Psychological Services Centre is located at 8 Davidson Terrace in Joondalup and appointments are available between 9.00am and 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday.
Contact the Centre on 9301 0011 to book an appointment.
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