St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital Psychology Clinic
Contact: (07) 4646 3014
The St Andrew’s Hospital Psychology Clinic offers a range of outpatient day programs and group-based therapies aimed at improving an individuals quality of life and recovery from mental health concerns. Staffed by experienced psychologists and mental health nurses, the Psychology Clinic aims to provide an environment that is supportive, confidential and therapeutic.
Group Therapy Programs:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programs
The Psychology Clinic has a range of group therapy programs based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of psychotherapy which has been shown to be highly effective in the management of many mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. CBT is based on the view that thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours are all interconnected. The aim of CBT is to change problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to reduce symptoms of poor mental health, and improve wellbeing. The group programs are designed to complement the individual treatment patients may be receiving from their GP, psychologist or psychiatrist.
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training program
The Psychology Clinic runs a 24-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills training program. DBT is a form of psychotherapy developed by Marsha Linehan in 1993, which has been shown to be highly effective at helping people manage overwhelming emotions, improve their interpersonal relationships, and strengthen their ability to handle distress without acting destructively. Attendees learn skills to increase their distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness.
For more information please contact the Psychologist or the Nurse Manager, South Ward, St Andrew’s Hospital, with any questions on telephone (07) 4646 3014.