Update for 2023

15 Years!

Growth Psychology Practice turned 15 this year! A big congratulations and thank you to all the clients, practitioners and referrers over the years who have supported the development of the practice. We are proud to have provided quality assessment and care to many clients, families and organisations and contributed to the heath and wel- being of our amazing community.

SHADES-Y

After a break in offering our Group Therapy programs due to COVID we were pleased to re-launch in October 2023 our first SHADES-Y group. SHADES-Y is best suited to adolescents experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. The group commenced in October and was very successful with enthusiastic participation and great outcomes.

We will be running further SHADES & SHADES-Y groups in 2024 so keep an eye on the website or give our admin team a call to discuss further.

2024 APS College of Clinical Psychologist Conference

Some of the Psychologists at Growth will be making the pilgrimage across to Adelaide in March next year to attend the APS College of Clinical Psychologist Conference. This is a great opportunity to spend time with peers and professionals alike. The conference has a dynamic and diverse range of full and half day workshops that is sure to inspire.  A team dinner will also be arranged and we look forward to learn more about the topics addressed at the conference. Watch this space for more details post event.

Corporate Triathlon 2024

Growth will be entering 2 teams into the Melbourne Corporate Triathlon in February 2024!  This will be a fantastic day with lots of healthy competitive fun and no doubt a lot of laughs as our teams make their way around the course. We are looking forward to the participation, the support from our crew and of course the coffee afterwards!

Thank you Referrers

Finally we would like to thank our referrers for their continued support. Without their ongoing engagement it makes it difficult to provide the exceptional care that we do.

We wish everyone a healthy, safe and happy Christmas!

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SHADES-Y

Do you know an adolescent that maybe experiencing anxiety and depression?

Growth Psychology Practice is excited to again be offering SHADES-Y to young people in our community. This group is a supportive and inclusive method of treatment to help a young person navigate what can be a challenging period within their life.

SHADES-Y is a proven and successful 7 week group program that is suitable for young people aged between 14 and 17 years, who are experiencing and struggling with anxiety and depression.

Sessions will run for 90 minutes each week with 2 experienced facilitators and 6 to 10 participants.

Expressions of interest are now open for our February 2024 intake. 

Please contact our office to register your interest or for more information.

PH: 03 5242 8637           E: [email protected]

High demand for services

At Growth Psychology Practice, we are experiencing peak demand for our services and as such our Practitioners diaries continue to be heavily booked many months in advance. 

It is advisable for our existing clients to schedule follow-up appointments and attend their current scheduled bookings to avoid lengthy delays in consecutive appointments. 

 We welcome enquires from new clients and will try to accommodate new referrals if and when diaries of our Practitioners have availability. At present, this availability is limited however we will continue to work with our referral community

Cancellation fees

Due to the unprecedented demand for Psychological services, it is imperative that clients avail of the session times afforded to them. 

Clients need to provide at least 24 (business) hours notice of cancellations to avoid a $100 fail to attend fee. This fee is payable prior to scheduling or attending any further sessions. 

Non attended or cancelled evening appointments will result in a full fee charge and may apply to sessions not attended during business hours. 

The cancellation of ongoing sessions or failing to attend sessions without notice may lead to future bookings being removed from the Practitioners diaries to accommodate outside demand.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Changing from onsite to telehealth

In keeping our staff and community safe, scheduled appointments may change from Onsite to Telehealth at short notice. 

It is the expectation of the practice that clients continue with their scheduled appointment as a telehealth booking to ensure the success of the ongoing treatment.

Returning to Face-to-Face Appointments

From Monday 8th November, Growth Psychology Practice is moving to offer face-to-face appointments onsite to clients who are FULLY VACCINATED. If you are fully vaccinated and wish to have your appointment in-person, you MUST provide proof of vaccination.

We are pleased to announce that Telehealth appointments will remain available if clients are unable to fulfil this requirement, unable to provide proof of vaccination, or they simply prefer this appointment type.

The quickest and easiest way to show proof of vaccination is by adding the COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app on your phone. Please ensure your digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate is linked ahead of your appointment, and feel free to email your certificate through ahead of time for efficiency.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter as we endeavour to best safeguard our clients, staff, families and community.

Please note we are in the exciting process of developing our new website which has been delayed due to the pandemic. Should you have any queries and the above information not be current, please do not hesitate to contact our administrative team on (03) 5242 8637. Our information and COVID-19 responses and handling will be updated to meet best practice and in line with the Australia Psychological Society and Department of Health and Human Services requirements to ensure the health and well-being of our clients and staff.