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Departments

Clinical & Health Psychology

About us

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology:***

 

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (Department CHP) is active in clinical services as well as research, training and teaching.

 

Psychologists across Austin Health and the MHCSU are provided with discipline support and professional management through the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology whose Director is Professor Jeannette Milgrom (also Director of PIRI). The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology is active in providing discipline management to clinical and health psychologists a as well as research, training and teaching.  The majority of psychologists at Austin Health are based in the Mental Health Clinical Service Unit in a range of services including Adult Services(North East Area Mental Health Service (NEAMHS), Community Recovery Program, Prevention & Recovery Centre),Triage, Assessment and Intake Planning(including Triage/Intake, Clinical Health Psychology, Consultation Liaison (CL) Psychiatry), Child & Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) (Inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services), Specialty Services (Psychological Trauma Recovery services, Brain Disorder programs) and Psychiatry, Training, Research Development Unit. Clinical and Health Psychologists also work in units outside the MHCSU including Health Independence Programs, Oncology and the Spinal Unit.

 

Senior Psychologists across Austin Health meet monthly with the Director of the Department of CHP to review governance, standards, placements and other common management issues.

(See Organisational Chart for Department of Clinical and Health Psychology).***

 

Training and clinical placements:

Austin Health is a major teaching hospital with an excellent reputation among universities. Postgraduate psychology students from a number of Universities are offered extensive clinical training and experience in a supervision program developed at Austin Health in a supportive and stimulating setting. Austin Health accepts a large number of post-graduate provisional psychologists on placement and standards are overseen by the Department.

 

Clinical Services

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in addition to discipline management, training and research is active in clinical services. Clinical & Health Psychology (CHP) Services operates within the Mental Health Clinical Service Unit and provide inpatient and outpatient services across Austin Health. Professor Jeannette Milgrom manages both the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and is also the Clinical Director within the Mental Health CSU for CHP Services.

 

Director: Professor Jeannette Milgrom

AA to Prof Milgrom: Barbara Frazer, Ph. 03 9496 4009