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How to support HSC students in isolation

...h will be dependent on your individual State/school), here are some tips to support students right now: Be Supportive We know you are supportive but these are extraordinary times so they call for creative support. While your child is at home this is a new ball game for them too and they may be floundering and don’t know what to do or how to cope. Let them know you are there to support them in any way possible. Ask them what they want from you....

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Stop “Shoulding” All Over Yourself

...trying to “should” your way out of it! Jessica is a Clinical Psychology Registrar with experience working in outpatient, inpatient and day program settings. She works with a range of presentations, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. Jessica has a special interest in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing eating disorders and recently published an article on Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Adolescent...

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Teenage Angst Or Something More Serious?

...is genuine, serious and treatable. The earlier it’s detected and the earlier treatment is accessed, the more favourable the outcome. Help your child get early psychological treatment when you notice warning signs and you could save them a lifetime of unhappiness. Amanda Hale is a registered psychologist and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate at the Australian National University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults,...

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This Is Why You Should Colour

...formal practice. The focus needed for colouring in on the other hand anchors you in the present moment without it being too boring, too difficult, or too threatening. Try it. Get some pencils and textas and revive your inner child. The results might surprise you. Natalie is a warm and compassionate registered psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree who is experienced in various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including...

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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One

...Grieve Of course there are many similarities in the way people grieve, but everyone grieves differently. Common reactions are extreme sadness, confusion, disbelief, guilt, regret, bitterness, anger, numbness, loneliness, or anxiety – and at times these feelings may seem overwhelming. You may feel lonely, and feel that others don’t understand what you’re going through, and physically you might feel different as well (many people experience...

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How Many Personalities Do You Have?

...ly in my practice. Overall, IFS provides a powerful, user-friendly model of understanding the complexities of the human mind and may be useful for treating difficulties such as low self-esteem, procrastination, low mood, and anxiety. There is also emerging evidence for IFS in the treatment of complex trauma. Brittany McGill is a clinical psychologist who completed her postgraduate clinical training at the University of New South Wales. She is...

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7 Steps To Living In The Moment

...te information. Tip #7: Let go of the struggle over what you can’t change. Save your mental energy for something more productive. Liza is a warm and compassionate clinical psychology registrar who enjoys working with adults, children, adolescents, parents, and families. She is dedicated to working collaboratively and empathically with clients to help them develop an understanding of their difficulties, and to find effective ways to improve their...

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Self-Validation: What Is It + Why Do I Need To Practice It?

...you need to change your self-talk. It might feel uncomfortable at first, but practice trying to support yourself the way you’d support a friend. Your default will be to judge and be self-critical, but this will change in time with practice. The trick is catching yourself in the act and making a commitment to change. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children,...

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Psychologists Vs. Psychiatrists: What’s The Difference?

...ychiatric referral when they feel medication is indicated, but they aren’t able to prescribe medication. A medical background means that psychiatrists have a greater level of understanding as to how mental health issues like anxiety and depression can be the result of imbalances in brain chemistry. Their medical training also means that psychiatrists have knowledge about how different medications interact and the best dosages to trial for the...

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How To Build Stronger Friendships

...current relationships. If you answer yes to any of the following questions then you may benefit from working with an experienced clinical psychologist to explore these issues further: Do your friendships cause you excessive anxiety? Do you feel that you are unable to trust others? Do you fear that others will reject you? Do you put others needs and desires above your own? Do you feel highly anxious in social situations? Brittany McGill is a...

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