Services

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Psychological Therapy

Psychological therapy is a well-researched process that is aimed at addressing psychological concerns and mental health issues, and thus improving a person’s wellbeing and functioning. Therapy involves communicating with a mental health professional (such as a psychologist) and learning about one’s specific patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Strategies are then discussed to change or amend these patterns to achieve more helpful thinking and behavior, with the goal of symptom reduction, improved relationships and wellbeing.

There are a range of different types of psychological therapy, including (but not limited to) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy and many more. Our psychologists here at Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology can assist you in finding a suitable approach for you.

At Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology we provide psychological therapy to support children, adolescents and adults in managing a range of mental health concerns.

We also offer psychological services for relationship problems and parenting support; self-esteem and confidence concerns; personal growth and development; and we can provide helpful strategies to manage your time more efficiently, both in the context of your work / career or if you are a student.

Our qualified clinicians can provide psychological therapy to individuals and families.

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Psychoeducational Assessment

A psychoeducational assessment provides an objective measure of a student’s learning profile. There are multiple reasons for a student to undergo such testing. The most common request for an assessment is to consider unexplained or unresponsive academic difficulties. Psychoeducational testing can identify learning disorders (such as Dyslexia), intellectual disabilities, and provide a conceptualization of a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. In most cases we are aiming to answer the question: “How does this student learn best”?

It is also common for student’s to undergo psychoeducational assessment to identify advanced (e.g. Gifted) development, provide baseline data on a learning profile, or to gain entry into a particular academic program or support option that requires such an assessment to have been completed.

Perhaps the most important outcome of a psychoeducational assessment is the potential to make informed decisions about the student’s learning needs. On the basis of a comprehensive psychoeducational profile we are able to tailor recommendations, including support and intervention, that account for the student’s individual learning potentials.

Standard psychoeducational testing includes a measure of intellectual potential, and academic achievement (reading, writing, and mathematics), and is completed over duration of one day. Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology have expanded this protocol to include a clinical inventory (a self-report measure of self-esteem and other emotions). This inventory has been included as we recognise that emotional presentation can significantly impact a student’s academic achievement (and vice- versa). We therefore believe it informs an important part of a learning profile.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments
Developmental disorders have their beginning in childhood. In general, a developmental assessment will be indicated following consistent observations of behaviours over time that might be considered at odds with what is the norm. This might be in physical, social, emotional, or intellectual areas (commonly a combination). As an initial step it is appropriate to contact your medical doctor with concerns, who might then determine that an assessment with a Psychologist is indicated. The most common presentations we assess for are Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Vocational Assessment
A vocational assessment provides insight into a persons character and interests with a view toward determining a range of potentially suitable career options. In addition, vocational testing can be of use to those in leadership positions, who are wanting to gain a better understanding of their employees, or to assist with the process of retention and recruitment. Vocational testing is most often used to facilitate career exploration, career transition, or to assist with determining the probable fit of an individual to a working environment. Senior school and University students might request vocational testing to assist with determining potential career options, and therefore contributing to their choice of class or course selection. An individual with a well established career, but who has a sense they would like a change, could engage vocational testing in order to better explore and consider their potential transition. Vocational testing might also be useful for those looking to re-enter the workforce, after an absence, or those who are quite certain that they are in an area that is causing unnecessary stress or discontent.

In an ideal situation, our working lives will be satisfying, engaging, and represent a meaningful pursuit. Vocational assessment can work toward with this end by providing evidence-based insights into an individuals character and interests, and thereby helping their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

Personality Assessment
Personality assessments are useful for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and how they interact with others and the world around them. Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology provide personality assessments using the Myer Briggs Type Indicator (the most widely used assessment in the world). The applications are many and varied, including the fulfilment of personal insight and curiosity, a compliment to ongoing psychological therapy, assisting teamwork, recruitment, and workplace performance.

Telehealth

As of November 2017 Telehealth Psychological Services will be rebated under Medicare. This means clients with mental health concerns will be able to access psychological therapy via online mediums from qualified professionals in the major cities under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).

At Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology, we have a vested interest in improving rural mental health, because we know from lived experience the challenges and equally substantial benefits of rural living.

Research shows the major barriers to treatment in rural areas being stigma, cost, and access to specialised mental health care. Our team at Neaves & Menne are qualified and motivated to support our rural clients in accessing psychological therapy via videoconferencing and providing sessions through our satellite clinics in rural areas. Contact us for more information.

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Employee Assistance Program

Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology provide a range of EAP options, which can be tailored to suit your company needs. We offer individual support sessions, group format information sessions for workplaces, and outreach services, as well as consultations via phone or videoconferencing. Please contact us for more information.

Supervision

A number of our clinicians at Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology are board approved supervisors (AHPRA). This service will be of interest to registered Psychologists wanting to gain endorsement via the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program, or those who are simply seeking peer supervision, as part of their Continuing Professional Development requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Workshop and Consulting

Our psychologists are experienced and well equipped to provide workshops and consulting services on a range of topics and for different settings, such as for health and other professionals; schools and colleges; organisations; private entities and public forums. Please contact us for more details.

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Psychology for Everyday Life

Psychotherapy is not only for those with a clinical disorder or other more serious disturbance. While an effective treatment for mental health concerns, psychotherapy is also useful when applied to our everyday problems and curiosities. At Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology we believe the only qualification you need to enter therapy is to be entirely normal.

The experiences of everyday life are many and varied. It might be that you are experiencing interpersonal or family troubles, considering a change of career, or wondering why you appear to find yourself in the same situations over and over again. It could also be that you want to improve your relationships, are grieving, anxious, stressed, or simply curious or concerned about certain parts of your personality. Whatever it is that you are going through we are here to listen.

Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology have highly qualified clinicians that are willing and able to assist you on your journey through life. Talking through your problems or wonderings with a trained professional can lead to greater insight and the identification of potential areas for change. The ultimate aim of psychotherapy is to encourage self-knowledge and understanding, in an environment that is confidential, non-judgemental, and essentially, kind and supportive.

Therapy
therapys

Psychological Therapy

Psychological therapy is a well-researched process that is aimed at addressing psychological concerns and mental health issues, and thus improving a person’s wellbeing and functioning. Therapy involves communicating with a mental health professional (such as a psychologist) and learning about one’s specific patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Strategies are then discussed to change or amend these patterns to achieve more helpful thinking and behavior, with the goal of symptom reduction, improved relationships and wellbeing.

There are a range of different types of psychological therapy, including (but not limited to) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy and many more. Our psychologists here at Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology can assist you in finding a suitable approach for you.

At Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology we provide psychological therapy to support children, adolescents and adults in managing a range of mental health concerns.

We also offer psychological services for relationship problems and parenting support; self-esteem and confidence concerns; personal growth and development; and we can provide helpful strategies to manage your time more efficiently, both in the context of your work / career or if you are a student.

Our qualified clinicians can provide psychological therapy to individuals and families.

Assessment
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Psychoeducational Assessment

A psychoeducational assessment provides an objective measure of a student’s learning profile. There are multiple reasons for a student to undergo such testing. The most common request for an assessment is to consider unexplained or unresponsive academic difficulties. Psychoeducational testing can identify learning disorders (such as Dyslexia), intellectual disabilities, and provide a conceptualization of a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. In most cases we are aiming to answer the question: “How does this student learn best”?

It is also common for student’s to undergo psychoeducational assessment to identify advanced (e.g. Gifted) development, provide baseline data on a learning profile, or to gain entry into a particular academic program or support option that requires such an assessment to have been completed.

Perhaps the most important outcome of a psychoeducational assessment is the potential to make informed decisions about the student’s learning needs. On the basis of a comprehensive psychoeducational profile we are able to tailor recommendations, including support and intervention, that account for the student’s individual learning potentials.

Standard psychoeducational testing includes a measure of intellectual potential, and academic achievement (reading, writing, and mathematics), and is completed over duration of one day. Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology have expanded this protocol to include a clinical inventory (a self-report measure of self-esteem and other emotions). This inventory has been included as we recognise that emotional presentation can significantly impact a student’s academic achievement (and vice- versa). We therefore believe it informs an important part of a learning profile.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments
Developmental disorders have their beginning in childhood. In general, a developmental assessment will be indicated following consistent observations of behaviours over time that might be considered at odds with what is the norm. This might be in physical, social, emotional, or intellectual areas (commonly a combination). As an initial step it is appropriate to contact your medical doctor with concerns, who might then determine that an assessment with a Psychologist is indicated. The most common presentations we assess for are Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Vocational Assessment
A vocational assessment provides insight into a persons character and interests with a view toward determining a range of potentially suitable career options. In addition, vocational testing can be of use to those in leadership positions, who are wanting to gain a better understanding of their employees, or to assist with the process of retention and recruitment. Vocational testing is most often used to facilitate career exploration, career transition, or to assist with determining the probable fit of an individual to a working environment. Senior school and University students might request vocational testing to assist with determining potential career options, and therefore contributing to their choice of class or course selection. An individual with a well established career, but who has a sense they would like a change, could engage vocational testing in order to better explore and consider their potential transition. Vocational testing might also be useful for those looking to re-enter the workforce, after an absence, or those who are quite certain that they are in an area that is causing unnecessary stress or discontent.

In an ideal situation, our working lives will be satisfying, engaging, and represent a meaningful pursuit. Vocational assessment can work toward with this end by providing evidence-based insights into an individuals character and interests, and thereby helping their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

Personality Assessment
Personality assessments are useful for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and how they interact with others and the world around them. Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology provide personality assessments using the Myer Briggs Type Indicator (the most widely used assessment in the world). The applications are many and varied, including the fulfilment of personal insight and curiosity, a compliment to ongoing psychological therapy, assisting teamwork, recruitment, and workplace performance.

Telehealth

Telehealth

As of November 2017 Telehealth Psychological Services will be rebated under Medicare. This means clients with mental health concerns will be able to access psychological therapy via online mediums from qualified professionals in the major cities under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).

At Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology, we have a vested interest in improving rural mental health, because we know from lived experience the challenges and equally substantial benefits of rural living.

Research shows the major barriers to treatment in rural areas being stigma, cost, and access to specialised mental health care. Our team at Neaves & Menne are qualified and motivated to support our rural clients in accessing psychological therapy via videoconferencing and providing sessions through our satellite clinics in rural areas. Contact us for more information.

Employee Assistance Program
EAPservices

Employee Assistance Program

Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology provide a range of EAP options, which can be tailored to suit your company needs. We offer individual support sessions, group format information sessions for workplaces, and outreach services, as well as consultations via phone or videoconferencing. Please contact us for more information.

Supervision

Supervision

A number of our clinicians at Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology are board approved supervisors (AHPRA). This service will be of interest to registered Psychologists wanting to gain endorsement via the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program, or those who are simply seeking peer supervision, as part of their Continuing Professional Development requirements. Please contact us for further information.

Workshop and Consulting

Workshop and Consulting

Our psychologists are experienced and well equipped to provide workshops and consulting services on a range of topics and for different settings, such as for health and other professionals; schools and colleges; organisations; private entities and public forums. Please contact us for more details.

Everyday Life
assessments

Psychology for Everyday Life

Psychotherapy is not only for those with a clinical disorder or other more serious disturbance. While an effective treatment for mental health concerns, psychotherapy is also useful when applied to our everyday problems and curiosities. At Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology we believe the only qualification you need to enter therapy is to be entirely normal.

The experiences of everyday life are many and varied. It might be that you are experiencing interpersonal or family troubles, considering a change of career, or wondering why you appear to find yourself in the same situations over and over again. It could also be that you want to improve your relationships, are grieving, anxious, stressed, or simply curious or concerned about certain parts of your personality. Whatever it is that you are going through we are here to listen.

Neaves & Menne Clinical Psychology have highly qualified clinicians that are willing and able to assist you on your journey through life. Talking through your problems or wonderings with a trained professional can lead to greater insight and the identification of potential areas for change. The ultimate aim of psychotherapy is to encourage self-knowledge and understanding, in an environment that is confidential, non-judgemental, and essentially, kind and supportive.

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