The ANU Psychology Clinic is a centre for clinical practice & research in psychology. Our aim is to provide the highest standards in psychological assessment and treatment in a professional, responsive and caring environment.
Providing support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff and students
The ANU psychology clinic would like to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait lslander staff and students whose wellbeing is affected by the conversations and reactions to the Voice to Parliament Referendum. This support has been co-designed in collaboration with our colleagues Stewart Sutherland, (Wiradjuri) Associate Dean First Nations, College of Health Medicine, and Olivia Evans, (Gomeroi) Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine and Psychology. Our team is aware that the referendum may bring up complex personal emotions and that staff and students are also dealing with potentially unwelcome curiosity and deeply challenging views from others. We welcome Indigenous staff and students to seek support from the ANU Psychology clinic as you take care of your wellbeing at this time.
The ANU Psychology Clinic provides psychological services for adults who want to improve their wellbeing in a safe and caring environment. Our staff and students have undergone cultural training with Stewart and his staff. In addition, Glenn Williams, Indigenous Psychologist, will provide regular supervision to the clinic supervisors to support students to provide culturally safe and sensitive care.
The clinic provides assessment, counselling and therapy for those whose wellbeing is challenged. Common reasons for seeking support through the Clinic include difficulties with anxiety, fears and phobias, depression, socialisation problems, loss and grief, or stress related health concerns. Therapy is centred around evidence-based best practices and is provided by provisional psychologists (i.e., students-in-training) under the guidance of registered supervisors. As we are a training clinic, sessions are video recorded. These sessions are stored confidentially and deleted within a month of occurring. Sessions are only reviewed by the treating clinician and clinical supervisor.
If you are interested in receiving support from the Clinic please call on 6125 8498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make us aware that you are calling in relation to the Voice to Parliament Referendum as the Clinic fees will be waived for this service.
Update on intakes and wait lists
Our adult, child, group program and cognitive assessment wait lists are currently open. Please note the following approximate wait times:
- Children aged 3-11, April 2024
- Adults 18+, April 2024
- Cognitive assessment, ongoing
- Adult and Child group programs, ongoing
Our next Emotion Detectives group (child) will run in term 2 of 2024. The group is on Thursdays 3:30pm - 5:30pm, starting in week 2 of the school term
The ANU Psychology Clinic is a training, treatment and research centre offering specialised psychological services to the community. The clinic provides assessment, counselling and therapy for adults and children / families who may be experiencing emotional or behavioural problems including anxiety, fears and phobias, depression, stress, and coping with health conditions (i.e., sleep, pain). Therapy is provided individually or within groups, is time limited and centred around evidence based best practices.
As we are a training facility we are not equipped to assist individuals with complex and chronic mental health difficulties.
The ANU Clinic is also currently offering group programs for:
- Working with Emotions Group: A 6 week program designed to benefit individuals struggling with intense emotions such as sadness, anger, and guilt.
- Body Acceptance Skills Group: A group program for adults living in the ACT diagnosed with chronic health conditions or significant medical conditions. The program is designed to help individuals learn skills to foster body acceptance and well-being. Program includes eight sessions over 12 weeks, free of charge. For more information about the project, please visit this website
ASTUTE (Anxiety Skills Training in University Education) program: an 8-week cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) program specifically tailored for university students with social anxiety. We are currently offering an in-person program led by a psychologist. The program is conducted in small groups (up to six students per group). To access the program please view the flyer and click on the link.
- Emotion Detectives Group: An 8 week program for children aged 7-11 who experience emotional difficulties or distressing feelings. The structure of the group involves both child and parent participation.
For more information about the groups, please contact the clinic.
Our clinic completes a small number of cognitive assessments each year, focusing on understanding barriers to learning and academic performance. Where appropriate, our testing can identify and diagnose specific learning disorders.
We are unable to conduct assessments for ASD, ADHD or giftdeness.
The clinic is staffed by clinical psychologists and provisional psychologists. All clinic staff are fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. The clinical psychologists are board-endorsed clinical supervisors who oversee the provisional psychologists clinical practice whilst they are providing services in the clinic.
Provisional psychologists have already completed at least four years of training in psychology and are now undertaking specialist training in clinical psychology. Provisional psychologists are skilled in assessment and therapy.
Privacy & Confidentiality
If you have any questions please contact the clinic.