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Welcome Sarah Kordick to the Team

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Adelaide Psychological Services welcome Sarah Kordick to the team.

Sarah has relocated from Cairns where she operated her own private practice.

Sarah has experience working with parents, couples, children, both as individuals and groups.

She has a special interest in depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health, grief and loss, parenting issues, behavioural problems, addiction, relationship problems, interpersonal issues, managing emotions, anger management, sleep problems and motivational issues.

Sarah integrates a range of approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing.

If you would like information on the services we provide, please call our receptionist today on 8295 4150.

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Christmas Closure

Merry Christmas.

It’s that time of the year and Christmas is upon us.  It’s been a busy year for Adelaide Psychological Services.  We welcomed Kirsty our new practice manager in May and Mel our new receptionist in September and both have become valuable members of our team.

October we welcomed our new psychologist David Ahmed who has settled in well and in January we welcome Sarah Kordick our new psychologist who has relocated from Cairns.  2017 is going to a busy, exciting time for us at Adelaide Psychological and we look forward to the times ahead.

Our office will be closed for Christmas from Friday the 16th December and we will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.  If clients need an appointment, please call us in the new year and our receptionist will be able to book a time.  If you need urgent assistance please contact ACIS, Adult Crisis Intervention Services on 13 14 65.

The team at Adelaide Psychological Services would like to wish all GP’s, clients and other professionals a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to working with you again in 2017.

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Behavioural Change in Children

As parents we are always needing to guide our children’s behaviour.

From little things to big things, it can be quite a challenge sometimes teach our children the important life skills we know they need.

Small changes may occur simply because we ask.

But larger changes are more fundamental and require more effort from both our children and ourselves.

But where do you start?

At Adelaide Psychological we recommend a structure 5 step program to behavioural change.

  • What are you struggling with? What are you trying to change? Is it age appropriate?
  • Consider your child temperament. How does it affect the changes you are trying to make?
  • Consider your own parenting style? Yes we all have a different parenting style and it needs to adapt over time as our children grow older.
  • Tryout a set of interventions. Our intervention programs run over a 1 month period and are tailored to your needs by our psychologists.
  • Review your plan with our psychologists and ensure you are getting a positive outcome, and achieve great mental wellbeing in your family.

If you need help putting together your plan, understanding your child’s temperament or your own parenting style speak to one of our psychologists for more info.

PH 08 82954150

www.psychadelaide.com.au

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Is my Stress Healthy Stress??

Our psychologists are skilled at treating clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief and loss.

There are many causes of stress and stress affects each person differently, depending on how we handle a situation. Chronic stress can hinder healthy and happy lifestyles and may cause further issues or symptoms of anxiety and or depression.

When you are in a stressful situation, your body launches a physical response. Your nervous system springs into action, releasing hormones that prepare you to either fight or take off. It’s called the “fight or flight” response, and it’s why, when you’re in a stressful situation, you may notice that your heartbeat speeds up, your muscles tense up, your breathing gets faster and you start to sweat. This kind is short-term (acute stress) and your body usually recovers quickly from it.

However if your stress system stays activated over long periods of time (chronic stress), it can lead to serious health problems. The constant rush of hormones can put a lot of wear and tear on your body, causing it to age more quickly and making it more prone to illness.

If you feel you can’t remain calm or relaxed in certain situations, we are here to help. We have psychologists who are able to address and treat many concerns and issues.

Call us today on 8295 4150 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Clinical Psychologists/Registrars/Registered Psychologists

Do you want to work for a well-established group practice located in the popular seaside suburb of Glenelg East?

  • Full admin and marketing support
  • Are you looking for flexibility in your work schedule?
  • Be part of a fantastic clinical team
  • In-house professional development provided

This is an excellent opportunity for Clinical Psychologists/Clinical Registrars who are skilled in working with a diverse range of clientele and in some cases couples, families, and other client groups.

Adelaide Psychological Services provide evidence based therapy for a varied range of issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, WorkCover, couples relationships, families, children’s and adolescents issues and mood disorders.

If you want to be part of a friendly team; enjoy flexibility, job satisfaction without the stress – then this may be the job for you! Work in large furnished consulting rooms with an established referral structure with opportunities to extend your current skills and to learn and develop new skills to further develop your career.

Mentoring and supervision from a Board approved Clinical Psychology supervisor to support and help build your professional profile.  A fantastic administration and promotion and marketing services provided.

To be successful in this dynamic role, you must have:  

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board
  • Registered with Medicare, preferably with clinical endorsement
  • Experience in assessments and intervention
  • Commitment to evidence based therapy
  • A high level of inter-personal skills
  • A high standard of professionalism
  • Ability to function both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Competence to liaise with GP’s and other referral sources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

This position will suit those who:

  • Enjoy working in a relaxed, friendly supportive team.
  • Require flexibility in working hours.
  • Tailor your week to your needs.
  • Work is available in full and/or half day blocks.
  • flexibility and support to follow your own areas of interest
  • Suitable for client-centred practitioners with commitment to evidence-based practice.

If you believe you possess the exceptional professional and personal qualities required for this dynamic role and you are keen to on joining a dedicated and proficient private practice, please submit an expression of interest together with your CV and contact details for two referees.

Resumes can be emailed to Kirsty on info@psychadelaide.com.au

Further information is available on 8295 4150.

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