Dates: April 6 & 7, 2018 Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm (registration 8:30am) Venue: Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Dates: March 19 & 20, 2018 Time: 9:30am-4:30pm (registration 8:30am) Venue: Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Current Group Therapy Programs:
Social Anxiety Group Therapy Program
Participating is easier than you think. Everyone in the group has social anxiety and is working towards overcoming it. Many people find the realisation that you are not alone very motivating. The group is structured and run by two experienced psychologists.
Starting 26th September 2018 and running for ten weeks.
Cost is $600 with Medicare rebates available with your GP
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Building your Strengths and Resilience
This group will help you find ways to be the best version of yourself. Foster resilience, self-compassion, and confidence. You will gain a greater sense of purpose and meaning out of life. This group is structured using Interpersonal Therapy with a Positive Psychology approach run by two experienced psychologists.
Starting 11th October 2018 and running for eight weeks.
Cost is $480 with Medicare rebates available with your GP
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We prioritise the use of effective psychological therapies in the context of a quality therapeutic relationship. The relationship between you and the therapist involves being supported in an alliance focused on your healing and growth. The therapeutic relationship allows for the direct experience of a healthy relationship that promotes self-inquiry and exploration in a non-judgmental manner. The therapeutic relationship promotes self-understanding and relationship skills such as healthy boundary setting, assertion, self-esteem, and the capacity to give and receive care, while addressing the specific issues you wish to resolve. At Integrative Psychology we provide counseling services for a wide range of issues including but not limited to:
- Anxiety and stress
- Eating disturbance and eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- High demand/control group (cult)
- Institutional abuse
- Life transitions and adjustment issues
- Mens psychological health
- Pain management
- Relationship counselling
- Sleep issues, insomnia
- Self-esteem, assertion, and self-development
- Trauma, including Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Weight management
Couples counselling can address a range of relationship issues to determine whether to stay and repair and enhance a relationship or separate amicably. Specific examples of issues addressed in couples counselling include:
- Communication and conflict patterns
- Power dynamics
- Difficulties with emotional and sexual intimacy
- Managing blended or stepfamily situations and extended family
- Recovery from infidelity
- Domestic violence
- Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
- Imago Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Psychodynamic Therapies
- The Gottman Method
- Transactional Analysis
Family counselling (otherwise known as Family Therapy) involves a number of family members together attending counselling to address a range of issues, which can often be long standing. Family therapy can be directed at assisting a family to clarify and better manage relationships amongst family members as well as assisting families in dealing with major changes or distressing circumstances or events, such as grief and loss or mental or physical illness. Dealing with past family based trauma can also be a focus. As with all therapies a counsellor is there to assist the individual, couple or family to gain their own clarity about a situation and develop better ways of managing that situation. The counsellor is not there to guide the individual or family members toward values or beliefs personally held by the counsellor. Counselling is non-judgemental and respectful at all times. At Integrative Psychology our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches to assist with a range of relationships.
Group therapy can be a very effective way of overcoming feelings of isolation and hopelessness while facilitating change in a relatively short duration of time. Group therapy can differ according to length, size of group and criteria for inclusion. Groups may also differ in the degree of group participation required; generally therapeutic groups require greater group participation than psycho-education seminars and workshops. If you have any concerns about group participation please discuss these with the nominated contact person for the group you are considering, prior to registering for that group program. Group programs available at Integrative Psychology:
- Love more, fight less- group therapy for groups
- Self-esteem, confidence and assertion
- Life after an eating disorder
- Interpersonal group psychotherapy