JCU Health - Psychology

Opening Hours

 Monday – Friday
 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Contact

Psychology Clinic: (07) 4781 4706
Fax: (07) 4779 2739
Email: psychclinic@jcu.edu.au

JCU Psychology Clinic
Level 2, Clinical Practice Building (500)
James Cook University Qld 4811

About the clinic

James Cook University Psychology Clinic was established in 1995 with the objective of providing practical supervision to students undertaking postgraduate Psychology training. Decades later, the JCU Psychology Clinic continues to provide a range of services to the community of North Queensland and supports the clinical research endeavours of staff and postgraduate students.

Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists who work in the Psychology Clinic are supervised by highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychology staff.  Staff involved in clinical supervision of postgraduate students are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and are members (or eligible to be members) of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists.

Services provided

Our focus is on providing therapy services based on currently recommended best practice .The Psychology Clinic accepts referrals to see children, adolescents, adults, and families. We offer high quality and affordable services to promote health and wellbeing to meet a broad range of needs, including support for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Neurological and chronic health conditions
  • Adjustment (i.e., to changes in life circumstance)
  • Social skills development
  • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
  • Parenting support
  • Challenges associated with illness or injury

The Psychology Clinic is also able to provide clinical assessments for a range of difficulties including:

  • Childhood developmental disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia

Access to these assessments can vary throughout the year, and inquiries are welcomed by contacting the Psychology Clinic directly on 4781 4706 or at psychclinic@jcu.edu.au.

Referrals

Adults may self-refer or refer children by contacting the Clinic directly on 4781 4706 or by emailing psychclinic@jcu.edu.au. Referral from a doctor is not required, although these can be accepted. For medical practitioners, specialists, psychologists, allied health and education professionals wanting to refer (with the consent of the referee), referral letters can be faxed to 4779 2739 or emailed to psychclinic@jcu.edu.au.

 Being a training facility, Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates are not accessible for services provided through the Psychology Clinic. As such, there is no cap on the number of sessions able to be accessed per calendar year and a Mental Health Treatment Plan is not required to accompany the referral.

Fee structure

The Psychology Clinic charges a discounted fee of $20 per individual therapy session ($10 per session for concession card holders and JCU students) and $100 per session for Psychological Assessment ($60 per session for concession card holders and JCU students). Government agencies are charged at Australian Psychological Society recommended rates or as negotiated otherwise. Please contact the Clinic for further enquiries regarding fees.

Psychology Clinic staff

  • Rachel Taylor – Director – JCU Psychology Clinic, Clinical Psychologist

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