Clinicians working together for better outcomes: Multidisciplinary care

Melissa Ree Uncategorized

Our mission at J&R Clinical Psychology is ‘helping you thrive’. We carry the ethos of ‘helping you thrive’ through all that we do, from how we work with our clients, our team, and our fellow professionals and referrers. J&R clinical psychology are taking the exciting step of offering our services within a brand new (and very lovely) GP clinic in …

You Can Heal Trauma

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Trauma is derived from traumatikos, the Greek word for “wound”. Psychological trauma refers to being overwhelmed. When we are overwhelmed, we are less resilient and flexible, and we often feel disconnected from ourselves and from others. Have you experienced significant trauma in your life? You’re not alone. Two thirds of the Australian population will experience at least one major traumatic …

Telehealth: Part of the ‘new normal’ for psychological healthcare in 2022

Melissa Ree Uncategorized

Telehealth (health consultations delivered via phone or videoconference) has been around for decades and the earliest research into its effectiveness was in the 1960’s. In Australia, psychologists have delivered mental health care via phone and videoconference for many years. This has been particularly so for people living in rural and remote areas, or those who cannot easily come into the …

Study Skills & Tips

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Before we start on study techniques, let’s be clear about how study is important to you. Studying can be tedious and difficult, and it takes time away from other things that are important to you. So, take a moment to consider ‘Why you are studying?‘ What are your short-term goals and what are your longer-term ones?  Why are you willing to put other activities on hold …

Managing Anxiety: Is it as simple as facing your fears?

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Feeling anxious from time to time is a completely normal part of the human experience. However, sometimes those feelings of anxiety can reach a frequency and intensity such that they interfere with how we’d like to live our lives. When anxiety is severe and/or chronic, it can be hugely restrictive and stop us from engaging fully in relationships and activities …

What are some of the therapies used by psychologists? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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When talking with a psychologist, you will likely notice the discussion often ties back to the way you think in a specific situation. For example, a psychologist might ask: In that moment, what thought popped into your mind?  What did you take that decision to mean?  Thinking about that situation, what are you concerned may happen? Psychologists are interested in …

The Importance of Homework – Why Most Change in Therapy Happens Between the Sessions

Melissa Ree Blog

Often people believe that when you go to see a psychologist, the majority of the ‘therapy’ happens while you are in the clinician’s room at your appointment. In actual fact, the therapy is something that largely takes place in the changes you make to your thinking and behaviour between the sessions. There are 168 hours in a week, and an average appointment …

Performance Psychology in Esports

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Although Covid-19 has upended our lives and the business world in many negative ways, some industries have benefited. One of those is esports, which has surged in popularity by continuing to provide spectator entertainment when many traditional sports have been sidelined due to the ongoing quarantine restrictions. Esports refers to professional video game competitions (often in leagues, like the AFL), …

How do I get the most out of my session with a Clinical Psychologist?

Melissa Ree Blog

Going to see a clinical psychologist involves a significant investment of time, money, and energy, so it’s understandable that you will want to get the most out of these appointments. Therefore, we’ve put together some key pointers below that will help you do just that…  Be PreparedFirst and foremost, understand that the vast majority of the work and change that happens …