Training, Supervision & Research

1Training For Professionals
Integrative Psychology seeks to deliver the highest quality professional development and training for both practicing clinicians and students, within Australia. Integrative Psychology seeks to offer continuing enhancement of professional skills and knowledge across a wide array of domains within contemporary psychology including:

• Therapeutic approaches and intervention strategies

• Communication and interpersonal relationships

• Knowledge and history of the discipline

• Ethical, legal and professional matters

• Psychological assessment and measurement

• Research and evaluation

• Working with diverse populations

• Philosophical concerns in psychology

The foundation and depth of Integrative Psychology’s professional development programme is derived through the utilisation of best practice research and thinking in the field, and is presented within the context of a humanistic approach to practice.
2Public psycho-education courses for the General Public:
Integrative Psychology provides a broad selection of publicly available psycho-education workshops, seminars and short courses. Integrative Psychology’s education curriculum is focused on bringing the most useful and interesting research and theory to the broader public in order to optimise health and well-being.
3Supervision
Supervision is one of the most important factors in the development of therapeutic skills and competency. Integrative Psychology has a strong team of fully qualified psychologists who are registered to provide professional supervision. Our supervision staff are committed to supervising within a collaborative integrative supervision framework and approach. We place a key focus upon bio-psycho-social evaluation and assessment, integrative and trans-theoretical conceptualisation, and collaborative treatment through a humanistic, relational focused approach.

Integrative Psychology also provides support for group and pod peer-to-peer supervision as well as collaborative case conferencing on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
4Research
Integrative Psychology, East Melbourne strives to develop a truly integrative model of treatment and practice. An important component of our practice model is treatment research and development, informed by the scientist- practitioner model. This model of research is geared towards quantitative and qualitative research into the development and improvement of high quality health care and treatment as well as the development of assessment and intervention tools.

Counselling

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:


Feel free to contact us if you have a particular request or issue you would like help with and we will do our best to match you with the right psychologist.

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