Western Plains Psychology aims to provide high quality psychological assessment and treatment to clients with a range of mental health problems. Western Plains Psychology also uniquely offers:
Highly Experienced Psychologists
Our psychologists are highly experienced in working with people who have severe personality disorder and high-risk self-harm. Western Plains Psychology can provide Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. On occasion, group therapy is also offered for people with BPD.
As specialists, we can provide consultation regarding difficult cases, and in particular, support with the management of high-risk behaviours such as self-harm and suicidal acts.
Call us to enquire about clinical supervision in working with personality disorder, and training workshops tailored to suit the needs of your organisation or group. Skype access available.
Western Plains psychologists can consult with other professionals and provide assessment of complex psychological presentations such as co-morbid, and difficult differential diagnoses.
Assessments can take between one and three sessions, with a comprehensive report (for example Austism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis) provided (distribution dependent on client consent).
Michelle is an endorsed supervisor of psychologists including trainees, CPD, 4+2 registration and interns.
While specialising in personality disorder and self-harm, Michelle is also skilled to supervise in general mental health, counselling and psychotherapy. Her back-ground is in public mental health, including work in inpatient units, CAT teams and case management.
Western Plains psychologists can also provide clinical supervision to professionals and mental health workers from all disciplines and contexts including:
social workers and other allied health counsellors
psychiatric nurses who want to improve their psychological skills
youth workers and community support workers e.g., Partners in Recovery
Communication and Reports
Western Plains psychologists can be relied upon to send a progress report to referring practitioners and clinicians at sessions six and ten, or at discharge.
We believe good communication between treating professionals is essential for treatment to be successful outcomes.
All psychologists are skilled at assessing individuals for court reports.