Monash University Clinical Psychology Centre (CPC), which provides high-quality
psychology services to the Victorian community, was
officially opened last week by vice-chancellor Professor Peter Darvall.
The centre in Clayton Road, Clayton offers psychological assessment, treatment and
consultation in three specialised areas of clinical psychology – child and
family psychology, health and medical psychology, and forensic psychology.
director Associate Professor Sandra Lancaster said there was
a great need for more psychological services in the southern metropolitan region
of Melbourne, and the centre was committed to establishing links with local
CPC is operated by the university’s School of Psychology, Psychiatry and
Psychological Medicine and provides advanced professional training for
postgraduate students in psychology.
first interns from Monash’s Doctor of Psychology degree started work at the
centre in February.
CPC provides psychological services to all ages
for a wide range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, coping
with grief and loss, trauma, adjustment to medical conditions, parenting and
relationship difficulties,” Dr Lancaster said.
and treatment is also provided for children and adolescents with learning,
emotional, social and behaviour problems.”
to the centre are increasing with local community agencies, GPs and schools keen
to take advantage of the high-quality services provided. Feedback from referrers
has been extremely positive.
Lancaster said that to maintain best-practice standards, the centre would also
undertake research that would lead to a better understanding of psychological
problems and how they can be treated.
From left: Centre director Associate Professor Sandra Lancaster, centre deputy
director Professor James Ogloff, vice-chancellor Professor Peter Darvall
and deputy head of the School of Psychology, Psychiatry and
Psychological Medicine Professor Kim T. Ng.