To make best use of public health resources, CCI follows a stepped-care model. This means you will be offered the most effective yet least resource intensive treatment first, which is typically group therapy. Some people find the idea of group treatment a bit daunting. Some people are used to keeping their difficulties private, so the thought of talking about difficulties in front of a group of unfamiliar people can be anxiety-provoking. While it may be an anxiety-provoking prospect, we offer group therapy because research has shown it is effective. Group therapy provides an opportunity to learn that other people struggle with similar issues - this alone can be very validating. In addition, group therapy allows the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other people who are working on similar problems. After completing our group treatment programs many people report that they were initially nervous about attending the group, but ultimately found the group very supportive and helpful.
In some circumstances, where group treatment is not appropriate, we are able to offer individual treatment. The treatment offered at CCI is short-term and structured, focused on developing practical skills and strategies to manage your current difficulties. On average, treatment goes for about 10 weekly sessions. All appointments take place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), and are held at our clinic in Northbridge. As CCI forms part of the public mental health system, the service we offer is free; and as a result there is an associated waitlist. If you are interested engaging in treatment at CCI, please ask your GP or psychiatrist to refer you to our service.
For more information, see our Service Information brochure.
Please note that referrals to this program must be made by a GP or psychiatrist.
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Centre for Clinical Interventions
223 James Street
Northbridge, WA 6003
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