The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) provides specialised, evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders at our clinic in Perth, Western Australia.
We offer the following group treatment programs:
We offer the following family-based treatment programs:
We offer individual psychological therapy for:
- Depressive disorders (major depression and persistent depressive disorder)
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety and related disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, body dysmorphic disorder, and health anxiety -- which is also sometimes called hypochondriasis, somatic symptom disorder, or illness anxiety disorder)
- Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and atypical anorexia/bulimia)
Our Treatment Philosophy
CCI offers short-term treatments which aim to equip people with practical skills and strategies to manage their psychological difficulties. An average course of treatment lasts around 10 treatment sessions (although this may be longer in the case of eating disorders) and sessions tend to be scheduled once a week.
Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is the primary psychological treatment offered at our service, as there is a robust evidence-base to support the effectiveness of this intervention for a broad range of mental health problems. CBT can teach you strategies to modify unhelpful thoughts (cognitions) and behaviours. To learn more about CBT, we recommend reading this article by CCI Senior Clinical Psychologist Dr Peter McEvoy.
Our treatments are delivered by clinical psychologists who have specialist, postgraduate university training in psychological assessment and therapy. Our team has years of experience treating depression, bipolar, anxiety, and eating disorders. We are passionate about making treatments that have been shown to be effective in scientific research freely available to the public at our clinic in Perth.
Our team also routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments we offer, and use research to improve them, so that we can help more people to overcome their mental health difficulties. For the past two decades our service has been at the forefront of improving psychological treatments for mental disorders. For example, we were the first clinic in the world to be trained in enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) for eating disorders, developed at Oxford University. We have also developed enhancements for CBT for social anxiety at our clinic that have now been proven to help more people overcome their social anxiety, when compared to standard treatments.
Who Can Receive Treatment
Our treatment programs are available to adults age 18 years and over who are residents of Western Australia and have a Medicare card (or age 16 and over in the case of eating disorders).
Cost of Treatment
As we form part of the public health service, the treatment that we offer is free.
If you are interested in coming to treatment at CCI, you can be referred to our service by your GP or psychiatrist. If you are unable to attend our service, you may find it helpful to explore our free self-help resources on this website.
For more information about accessing treatment at CCI, please see our service information brochure:
Click here to view our service information brochure online
Click here for a tri-fold brochure (designed to be printed and folded)