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.Back to sub-menu
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:
- 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
Access to these assessments can vary throughout the year, and inquiries are welcomed by contacting the Psychology Clinic directly on 4781 4706 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to sub-menu
Adults may self-refer or refer children by using the online referral form below. After receiving the referral, the clinic will be in contact via a letter acknowledging the referral, and with any waiting times. Specific questions may be directed to the Clinic on 4781 4706. 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 email@example.com.
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.Back to sub-menu
The Psychology Clinic individual therapy sessions with a Masters Student – $30 per session ($15 per session for concession card holders and JCU students)
Individual therapy sessions with a Registered Psychologist – $100 per session
Therapy can also be Bulk Billed under a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP and we are also a provider of services under the Connect to Wellbeing (Stepped Care) program which also requires a referral from a GP.
Various Psychological Assessment are at a charge of $400 to $700 ($240 to $420 for concession card holders and JCU students), dependent on the assessment type required.
(Fees subject to change). Government agencies are charged at Australian Psychological Society recommended rates or as negotiated otherwise. Please contact the Clinic for further inquiries regarding fees.Back to sub-menu
Psychology Clinic staff
- Dr Sarah Lutkin – Director – JCU Psychology Clinic, Clinical Psychologist
- Mary Anthony – Registered Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
- Daria Matkowska – Registered Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)
- Jeanine Pettman – Provisional Psychologist