Exclusive Season of APU. The Shocking Situation of Psychology in Australia. Ep 4.

October 30th, 2018

Exclusive Season: Episode Zero.

Be a fly on the wall in this exclusive season of All Psyched Up! as two colleagues brought together via crisis of profession, Brooklyn Storme and Phillip Sewell, talk candidly about the current state of the profession of Psychology in Australia. What you are about to hear is controversial, is topical and some listeners may find it upsetting due to the nature of the content presented. If you find yourself in the latter position, please contact us so that we can provide you guidance with respect to accessing supports.

We would also encourage you to hit the Subscribe button as future episodes have been scheduled for posting over the coming days and weeks.

In this episode

Brooklyn and Phillip discuss:

  • why didn't we know about this sooner?
  • what does it mean for Psychologists in Australia?
  • what does it mean for clients / patients / the community?
  • what can we do from here?

Contact

We are open to hearing your thoughts and welcome contact. Please email us at 

info@allpsychedup.com.au and we'll be happy to share any of your questions, issues or concerns in upcoming episodes.

If you are an Australian Psychologist and want to know more, please click here.

If you are a consumer or organisation and want to know more, please click here.

Disclaimer

The content presented here is merely the opinion and experiences of two people who happen to be working and studying in the mental health field and is therefore not representative of the views or opinions or anyone else. We share this podcast in the spirit of being open with OUR thoughts, OUR feelings and OUR reactions to what's happening in the area of mental health in Australia and our concerns for the future.

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Exclusive Season of APU. The Shocking Situation of Psychology in Australia. Ep 0.

October 21st, 2018

Exclusive Season: Episode Zero.

Be a fly on the wall in this exclusive season of All Psyched Up! as two colleagues brought together via crisis of profession, Brooklyn Storme and Phillip Sewell, talk candidly about the current state of the profession of Psychology in Australia. What you are about to hear is controversial, is topical and some listeners may find it upsetting due to the nature of the content presented. If you find yourself in the latter position, please contact us so that we can provide you guidance with respect to accessing supports.

We would also encourage you to hit the Subscribe button as future episodes have been scheduled for posting over the coming days and weeks.

Contact

We are open to hearing your thoughts and welcome contact. Please email us at 

info@allpsychedup.com.au and we'll be happy to share any of your questions, issues or concerns in upcoming episodes.

If you are an Australian Psychologist and want to know more, please click here.

If you are a consumer or organisation and want to know more, please click here.

Disclaimer

The content presented here is merely the opinion and experiences of two people who happen to be working and studying in the mental health field and is therefore not representative of the views or opinions or anyone else. We share this podcast in the spirit of being open with OUR thoughts, OUR feelings and OUR reactions to what's happening in the area of mental health in Australia and our concerns for the future.

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Exclusive Season of APU. The Shocking Situation of Psychology in Australia. Ep 2.

October 19th, 2018

Exclusive Season: Episode One

Be a fly on the wall in this exclusive season of All Psyched Up! as two colleagues brought together via crisis of profession, Brooklyn Storme and Phillip Sewell, talk candidly about the current state of the profession of Psychology in Australia. What you are about to hear is controversial, is topical and some listeners may find it upsetting due to the nature of the content presented. If you find yourself in the latter position, please contact us so that we can provide you guidance with respect to accessing supports.

We would also encourage you to hit the Subscribe button as future episodes have been scheduled for posting over the coming days and weeks.

Contact

We are open to hearing your thoughts and welcome contact. Please email us at 

info@allpsychedup.com.au and we'll be happy to share any of your questions, issues or concerns in upcoming episodes.

If you are an Australian Psychologist and want to know more, please click here.

If you are a consumer or organisation and want to know more, please click here.

Disclaimer

The content presented here is merely the opinion of two people who happen to be working and studying in the mental health field and is therefore not representative of the views or opinions or anyone else. We share this podcast in the spirit of being open with OUR thoughts, feelings and reactions to what's happening in the area of mental health in Australia.

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Exclusive Season of APU. The Shocking Situation of Psychology in Australia. Ep 1

October 17th, 2018

Exclusive Season: Episode One

Be a fly on the wall in this exclusive season of All Psyched Up! as two colleagues brought together via crisis of profession, Brooklyn Storme and Phillip Sewell, talk candidly about the current state of the profession of Psychology in Australia. What you are about to hear is controversial, is topical and some listeners may find it upsetting due to the nature of the content presented. If you find yourself in the latter position, please contact us so that we can provide you guidance with respect to accessing supports.

We would also encourage you to hit the Subscribe button as future episodes have been scheduled for posting over the coming days and weeks.

Contact

We are open to hearing your thoughts and welcome contact. Please email us at 

info@allpsychedup.com.au and we'll be happy to share any of your questions, issues or concerns in upcoming episodes.

If you are an Australian Psychologist and want to know more, please click here.

If you are a consumer or organisation and want to know more, please click here.

Disclaimer

The content presented here is merely the opinion of two people who happen to be working and studying in the mental health field and is therefore not representative of the views or opinions or anyone else. We share this podcast in the spirit of being open with OUR thoughts, feelings and reactions to what's happening in the area of mental health in Australia.

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The Episode that ALL Psychologists MUST hear NOW.

September 24th, 2018

Attention Psychologists

How did you respond when you heard that you'll likely need to close your private practice as a consequence of the recent APS Submission to the Medicare Review Board? 

The APS has openly stated that unless endorsed, you are not considered competent enough to work with your clients and instead, only with those that present with 'mild' symptoms. I don't know about you but I dont think in nearly 20 years of experience that I've ever received a referral for a client with 'mild' mental health concerns.

How do you feel knowing that a Clinically endorsed psychologist receives almost 50% more of a rebate than you do, when it has been recently revealed that approximately half of them do not even have degrees in Clinical Psychology?

How do you feel knowing that the APS has been openly stating that Clinical Psychologists achieve 'better outcomes' than you when the data states that there's no difference in the outcomes between you and them? 

Have you had enough or shall I keep going?

TAKE ACTION NOW TO PUT A STOP TO THIS

Here's what to do:

1)  Join the Australian Psychologist Facebook Group if you are a Psychologist 

2)  Sign our petition: https://www.communityrun.org/…/enough-is-enough-all-consume…

3)  Sign Corinna's petition:

https://www.ipetitions.com/pet…/APSsubmissiontotheMBSreview…

4)  Join AAPi - $250 for the year or $100 for part-timers, free for provisional     psychs. AAPi board members are all non-salaried and volunteers. They focus on action. Once you join, you will receive an invoice within a few days. http://www.aapoz.com/register_with_aapoz.php

5) Sign up to Reform Australian Psychological Science: https://reformaps.org

6) Legal action is expensive. Please consider donating to the Australian Association of Psychologists inc (AAPi) Fighting Fund by:-
EFT to BSB 182 512 Account No. 961170248
BPay to BPay Code: 667022; BPay Reference: 961170248
Cheque to PO Box 107, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051.
Credit Card phone 0418 391 820
Receipts will be issued for all donations
For further information telephone 0418 391 820 or email admin@aapoz.com

7) Sign the petition to protest the Defence Health proposal for clinical psychs to be paid double what the rest of us get paid for seeing military personnel and their families:https://www.communityrun.org/…/help-create-sustainable-care…

8) Please volunteer for Brooklyn's Working Party's to contact psychologists from the APS mailing list.

9) If you are an APS member and if you remain a member until after the election, you will get to vote and remember to vote for those who are committed to one-tier......https://reformaps.org/two-election-candidates-who-can-help/

10) Contact your local MP, state health ministers and the federal ministers (Shadow Health minister etc.). Remember to send letters via post.

11) Join the Australian Mental Health Party https://www.amhp.org.au/

12) Talk to your colleagues and invite them to join this FB group. Mention what is happening at peer supervision events. Keep the dialogue going.

13) Getting tweeting on Twitter. Our admin team are called 'EqualAccessPsychology' and Justine manages our account. Please follow and retweet.

Please Note: The admin team are all volunteers who have no financial interest in any of these actions.

This fight can't be won without you! The amazing response we got from the Minister's office was only because many of you took action. Please share this post among your friends and family too (as they are disadvantaged by our disadvantage too). 

*reprinted here with permission from AP 24092018

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It’s all about you and for all the right reasons. Holistic Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Tracy Proud shares her insights.

August 26th, 2018

About Tracy

Originally from Liverpool in the UK, my early career commenced in the field of social housing.  In this environment, my work was grounded in supporting individuals with complex and unique needs.  It was during this time that I realised my passion for working with people, particularly those who found themselves marginalized, vulnerable or unheard.

In 2016, I completed my Post Graduate study in Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling with a major focus on Process Oriented Psychology.  I also work with other modalities of therapy and I will be guided very much by what emerges from the work I do with an individual based on their unique experience.

About All Psyched Up!

We are a family health and wellness pratice based on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia. We absolutely love helping you to live your best life so please follow us on Instagram.

Want more of the Good Stuff?

Please get in touch with Tracy with questions, comments, feedback or to arrange an appointment by clicking here.

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Nourish to Flourish: Australian Psychologist Andrew Grant shares his insights on workplace burnout.

August 23rd, 2018

About Andrew

Andrew is the founder of Your Calmer and, as the Principal Psychologist, works with employees, adults and young people. Andrew is caring and intuitive, with a down to earth manner, which enables insightful and tailored approaches to individual’s concerns. With nearly 20 years of experience of in the health and wellness arena, he shares his insights into the experience of workplace burnout, anxiety and where to from here.

All Psyched Up! 

All Psyched Up is a family wellness practice on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne Australia. Our team absolutely love helping people to live their best life! We record these podcasts as a way of living our true values and of contributing to the wellness others in a way that is impactful.

Want More of the Good Stuff?

Andrew and his team are always ready to support you. For information or to get in touch, please visit his website.  http://yourcalmer.com.au

If your a Melbourne person, you might like to get in touch with All Psyched Up! http://www.allpsychedup.com.au

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Perfectionism: What you need to know and why. UK Psychologist Michaela Thomas shares her tips and tools.

May 4th, 2018

Perfectionsism

Do you know a Perfectionist? Maybe you have perfectionistic tendencies? In this episode, UK-based Psychologist, Michaela Thomas talks about Perfectionism, explains what it is, and the impact leading a pefectionistic lifestyle has on your functioning. With her abundance of passion for the subject, combined with her knowledge, this is an absolute MUST for anyone struggling with this sensitive topic.

All Psyched Up!

All Psyched Up: More than Just Psychology is a Melbourne-based holistic health practice, where practitioners from traditional, allied and complimentary fields come together to best serve their wellness needs of clients. Providing services to patients all over the world through our use of online portals, we absolutely love helping everyone and anyone to uplevel their health and achieve their wellness goals. 

Visit us at: www.allpsychedup.com.au

Email us at: info@allpsychedup.com.au

CBT Innovations UK

Training and Qualifications

Michaela Thomas is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. She has two postgraduate qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from Sweden and the UK, and is registered as a Clinical Psychologist both in Sweden and in the UK (with HCPC). She is also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Behavioural Couples Therapy. Michaela holds full accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).  

 

Clinical work

Outside of being the Managing Director of CBT Innovation, Michaela works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist within the CBT Clinic of the Occupational Health department in Guys and St Thomas Hospital in London. She has also worked within IAPT (primary care psychology services in the NHS) for seven years before that. 

 

Supervision

Michaela is also experienced in providing supervision and line management, both for Clinical Psychologists and for CBT Psychological therapists. She runs a supervision group within the Behavioural Treatment Clinic, as well as having individual supervisees. She has had training to the BPS Advanced Supervisor level. She has a special interest in managing the wellbeing of mental health staff through Self-Reflection / Self-Practice. 

 

Teaching

Michaela is a visiting lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London (UEL) and University College London (UCL). 

 

Writing

Michaela has been writing a CBT column for The Behaviour Therapist, a member magazine for the Swedish Behaviour Therapy Association, for several years. She frequently covers workshops and conferences with articles and photography. Michaela is currently writing a book about Couples Behavour Therapy skills for couples in their wedding planning. She also writes a CBT blog from this website. 

 

Wellbeing

Michaela has a special interest in wellbeing and preventative measures to manage daily stress and worries with physical and psychological exercises. Compassion Focused Therapy and Compassionate Mind Training can be used to help managing wellbeing overall and within an organisational setting. These skills can be applied both to individuals within the company and overall for organisations trying to promote productivity and wellbeing of staff.

Visit her website: www.cbtinnovation.co.uk

 

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Why don’t kids come with a Manual?! Australian Clinical Social Worker, Brooke Shelton give her best tips for Parenting

April 21st, 2018

Why Don't Kids Come with a Manual?!

Today's very special guest is the lovely Clinical Social Worker, Brooke Shelton from Melbourne, Australia. Brooke is a parent coach and child and family therapist. She has worked with many different families for almost 15 years and I hears the same thing time and time again; ‘this isn’t what I expected’, ‘why don’t kids come with a manual’, ‘will I stuff this up?’, ‘do I even want this?’

After working with so many different families and hearing this so often, Brooke looked at why families feel this way and found that the world we live in today often doesn’t prepare people for the big journey of parenting. People are isolated, they move around a lot, and family and friend support isn’t always available or enough.

Many new parents haven’t even held a baby before they hold their own. So how then can we expect you to feel confident in your own parenting with all the modern day pressures that we all face, and all the conflicting advice you are given?

Brooke LOVES to help people to feel confident in themselves and their parenting, and to work through any issues that may arise. Her goal is to help you work through struggles so the next time they happen you will feel more confident in being able to cope with them.

To learn more about her Parenting Facebook group and other services, please visit her website: http://www.brookeshelton.com.au

All Psyched Up! More Than Just Psychology

I started podcasting as a way of having yet another avenue to reach people who might benefit from information and support. I've been so absolutely fortunate to have had inspiring guests, like Brooke, on the show who have been willing to share their best information with our listeners. All Psyched Up is situated on the stunning coast of the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne Australia and we are blessed to have a team of very caring clinician's who's sole focus is on helping all of our wonderful clients to feel better. We offer our clients a Happy Menu and encourage them to try new things to boost their mood. It's a very special place. Thank you for supporting our podcast so that we can continue to offer information to others.

http://www.allpsychedup.com.au

Follow me on Facebook: Brooklyn Gabe

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How to tell if you have anxiety and how to ask for help with Australian Psychologist, Melissa Johnson

April 14th, 2018

You're Absolutely Not Alone

Anxiety is a commonly occuring condition affecting men, women and children alike and yet despite this, there remains both confusion about what it is and when to ask for help as well as stigma about accessing help. So today we have invited Australian Psychologist, Melissa Johnson to the show to talk about anxiety, the early warning signs, how and where to get help and how to support others who might be affected by the condition. 

Thriving Minds Psychology

Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic is a Private Psychology Practice conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Buddina. The practice is pleased to provide quality psychological interventions to help you break free from your struggles and live the life you deserve. In addition to providing treatments for clinical disorders, they are passionate about providing coaching and guidance to clients in all aspects of their lives including personal, social and professional to help achieve balanced healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. The days when clients lay on a couch taking years to work though problems are long gone. Today, individual therapy is a collaborative effort between you and your psychologist. In fact, most people who seek out therapy are healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are facing difficult problems in their everyday lives. Despite the best efforts of family and friends, people can continue to be troubled by emotions, stress, worries, and anxieties.

All Psyched Up

All Psyched Up! More than Just Psychology is a family based holistic and complimentary health practice situated on the beautiful coast of the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne Australia. Our philosophy is in seeing the whole of the person and not just their presenting issue. So we support our clients by offering them the option of choosing the services they'd like to participate in from our Happy Menu. It includes things like Reiki, Psychology, Relationships Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Dietetics, Acupuncture, Massage, Exersise Physiotherapy and Coaching. We also provide Mentoring to practice owners and clinicans that want to build their businesses and work with clients from all over the world. 

 

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