New UTS Psychology Clinic opens to public
4 August 2015
UTS’s innovative new Psychology Clinic has opened this week, providing affordable and valuable mental health treatment for the public.
Graduates of UTS’s clinical psychology program are set to be amongst the most work-ready in the profession, thanks to the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge into practice in Sydney’s newest purpose-built psychology training clinic, providing quality mental health services for the community.
Focused on providing innovative clinical psychology education and research, the UTS Psychology Clinic, housed in the university’s award-winning new Thomas Street Building, has been designed to provide both a valuable service to the community, as well as a state-of-the-art training facility for postgraduate students in the Graduate School of Health’s Master of Clinical Psychology program.
The clinic opened its doors to students, staff, alumni, and members of the general public in July, and offers a broad range of affordable services for adults, children and families. The clinic provides support for a range of mental health issues including anxiety , depression, phobias, panic disorder, anger and stress. Consultations are carried out by Provisional Psychologists under the expert supervision of the school’s practicing and highly experienced Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists.
The Master of Clinical Psychology course was introduced this year in response to significant demand for education in clinical psychology and has been developed using best practice at every stage, including contemporary developments in clinical psychology research and practice.
Dr John McAloon, Senior Lecturer at the UTS Graduate School of Health, says the clinic will provide an ideal platform for training masters candidates within a rapidly evolving health system.
"We have developed a novel way of integrating research evidence, professional clinical placements and coursework within a clinical masters program," Dr McAloon says. "There will be a focus on the application of skills and knowledge so that graduates complete the degree work-ready.”
For more information on the services available, and how to access them, visit the UTS Psychology Clinic website or phone 02 9514 7339 to make a booking.