Group Programs at the Northfields Psychology Clinic
At the Clinic we offer a range of group therapy programs. These programs have been developed within the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong by using evidence-based therapy approaches. Group therapy is provided in a structured, client-focused and supportive manner.
Why Group Therapy?
Group therapy provides an opportunity for individuals with similar difficulties to work through their problems as a team, with the assistance of a psychologist group facilitator. Like individual therapy, group programs aim to address clients’ concerns by teaching the skills required to better cope with psychological difficulties or distress. Group members can benefit from the support provided by others who share their experiences. Group programs aim to provide participants with a sense of acceptance and belonging in the group.
What Groups do we Offer?
- Social Phobia Treatment Group: A 10 week group CBT program utilising the group format to expose clients to feared social situations.
- Controlled drinking: A six week group program focussed on moderating alcohol consumption.
- Parenting: An 8 week mindful parenting program that builds cooperative relationships between parents and children while reducing unwanted behaviours.
- Child anxiety: 10 week ‘Cool Kids’ child anxiety program (from Macquarie University)