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Due to high demand, the psychologists at Think PS are still unable to take new referrals at present.  We believe that if you need to see someone, it needs to be in a timely fashion.  Please talk with your GP/referrer about other psychologist options for your circumstances.  Our decision will be reviewed again at the start of July and we hope to again be accepting new referrals after this time.

Due to high demand, the psychologists at Think are not able to take new referrals at present.  We believe that if you need to see someone, it needs to be in a timely fashion.  Please talk with your GP/referrer about other psychologist options for your circumstances.  Our decision will be reviewed in May and we hope to again be accepting new referrals after this time.

Think is delighted to announce that Psychologist Matthew Slarke is joining the practice on a part time basis (currently Mondays only). Matthew is sharing his work week with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ACT health), but he has also had experience working within the Adult Mental Health Day Service, Adult Community Mental Health Services and at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Matt has a particular interest in working with people that may be experiencing anxiety or depressive disorders, psychosis, Bipolar, or with people who may have experienced trauma in their lives. We look forward to working with Matthew and know he will be a very valuable addition to our team. Welcome Matt!

 

Another year is coming to a close, and the Think team couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas than with a few ‘non-competitive’ games of Jenga at Piallago Estate!

With the holiday fast approaching and many planning their own celebrations, all the staff at Think Psychology would like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Think will close for the Christmas break at lunchtime on Friday December 21st and re-open in the New Year on Monday 7th January 2018.

If in need of Crisis support during the shut down period (or at any other time) clients can call the Mental Health Access Team on  1800 629 354 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you wish to leave a message for anyone at Think please call the practice and leave a message or use the Contact Us page. We will endeavour to answer the messages as soon as practically possible when we re-open.

 

Our team’s Director, Clinical Psychologist Jason McCrae, completed a webinar on Gambling Disorder and Gambling Related Harm. This webinar was completed in association with Capital Health Network with an aim to provide GP’s and individuals with a greater understanding of what is gambling and the different types of gambling, when is it too much/harmful, and where people can seek help. If you would like to check out this webinar, click the link below: https://www.chnact.org.au/gambling-disorder-and-gambling-related-harm-webinar-01-august-2018

We are pleased to announce that consultant psychiatrist, Dr Jarrod Holst will be joining us here at Think Psychology Solutions in September 2018.   Dr Holst will complement our existing psychiatric care provided by Dr Meredith Whiting and extended mental health care provide by Dr Louise Stone (GP).  Dr Holst will work closely with our team of psychologists and clinical psychologists, ensuring the best possible mental health care.

Dr Holst has considerable experience and expertise working with the full spectrum of mental health disorders presenting across the lifespan.  Dr Holst has a specialisation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a particular interest in working with infants and new parents, along with children, adolescents and families.  Dr Holst works with children and families of those aged 0-17 years, with a focus on getting families back to functioning well and enjoying life.

Dr Holst comes to us from Melbourne where he has been splitting his time between the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at the Royal Children’s Hospital and a private perinatal mental health service.  He completed his medical training at the University of Western Australia and his psychiatry training in WA and Victoria. Whilst in Melbourne, Jarrod completed advanced training in child and adolescent psychiatry, including a fellowship in infant mental health at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Please contact our friendly reception staff on 6282 8266 for all referrals and enquiries.

Congratulations to Miranda Morrissey and Rachel Sly! In the past few months, both Miranda and Rachel have completed their supervised training required by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to obtain the endorsed specialisation in Clinical Psychology. The supervised training takes approximately 2 years and is quite demanding. Congratulations to Miranda and Rachel on this exciting achievement!

Dr Louise Stone has joined the Think team this month! In response to the ongoing shortage of psychiatry services within Canberra and surrounds, including long wait lists for patients seeking review, we are trialling a new interim option here at Think Psychology Solutions: providing a GP consultant specialising in mental health.

Dr Stone works with patients across the lifespan, and has an extensive background in mental health (please see her profile information for more details). Dr Stone will be offering longer appointments to patients who have mental health needs and would benefit from review, perhaps while waiting for psychiatric care. If you would like to see Dr Stone, no referral is necessary, please just call us on (02) 6282 8266!

Think Psychologist Sarah Gosper is now Think Clinical Psychologist Sarah Gosper! Congratulations to Sarah who in the past month has completed the supervised training required by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency to obtain the endorsed specialisation in Clinical Psychology. The supervised training takes approximately 2 years and is quite demanding. Congratulations to Sarah on this achievement.

On behalf of all the staff at Think Psychology we’d like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Think will close for the Christmas break at lunchtime on Friday December 22nd and re-open in the New Year on Thursday January 4th, 2018.

If in need of Crisis support during the shut down period (or at any other time) clients can call the Mental Health Crisis and Assessment Team on 1800 629 354 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you wish to leave a message for anyone at Think during this period please call the practice and leave a message or use the Contact page. We will endeavour to answer the messages as soon as practically possible when we re-open in 2018.