Day Programs

Access to any of the day programs at The Geelong Clinic is available via referral.

Your local GP will be able to assist you with obtaining a referral to a Psychiatrist who is accredited at the hospital and who can organise your enrolment into a day program.

Is a unique combination of empowering client centred therapies utilising creative expression as a commencement point for therapeutic exploration.

It aims to reacquaint clients with their strengths and inner resources.

No artistic talent is required. Useful for clients less keen on talking therapies.

Please click HERE to view the Art Therapy brochure.

A skill-based therapy for people with traits or a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder with emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties and impulsive, suicidal and self-harm behaviour.

Consists of three intakes per year with each module running for 10 weeks.

Please click HERE to view the Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) brochure.

Preparation group for clients awaiting DBT.

Also for clients with insight and capacity for psychological work on trauma, and self-sabotage behaviours.

Includes stress management, emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, along with education on principles of mindfulness and regular practice.

Please click HERE to view the Emotional Wellness Program brochure.

Suitable for clients recovering from or living with a psychiatric illness wishing to build cognitive and social interaction skills in a supportive environment.

Individuals participate in psychotherapeutic, psycho educational and experiential groups, eg. Managing depression and anxiety, healthy living, relationships, self-esteem building, etc.

Please click HERE to view the Living Well Day Program brochure.

The Geelong Clinic offers two programs, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program and Trauma Recovery Program.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program

This program is offered to veterans and ex-service men and women from the Australian Defence Force and emergency services personnel Emergency Services personnel. The program covers traumas related to service and employment experience and involves a combination of education and therapy including both group and individual sessions.

The program is accredited by the Australian Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health, and includes modules on trauma, healthy living (including mindfulness), anger management, pain management, and assertive communication strategies.

Please click HERE for further information on this program, and HERE to view the PTSD Program brochure for War Veterans, Defence Personnel & Emergency Services Personnel.

Trauma Recovery Program

This program is suited to those experiencing complex and long standing traumas alongside workplace, accident and natural disaster traumas.

Our programs also offer strategies for managing associated symptoms of depression and anxiety whilst addictive behaviours are explored from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework.

Please click HERE to view the Trauma Recovery Program brochure.

Support for clients post withdrawal or seeking relapse and maintenance support for drug and alcohol issues.

Not suitable for those requiring a more immediate withdrawal service. The program is based on the relapse prevention and harm minimisation models.

Please click HERE to view the Relapse and Maintenance Support (RAMS) Program brochure.

RISE is an 8 week program incorporating two treatment approaches:

Temperament-Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S)
TBT-S recognizes that there is a biological basis to psychological illnesses that involves temperament and altered brain function. This affects the regulation of eating and emotion for those with an eating disorder. TBT-S combines psychoeducation and experiential activities that emphasize the key role of neurobiological factors in the development and maintenance of an eating disorder. A key part of TBT-S is the involvement of a support person during the program. Each person is required to have one support person (family, partner, friend) to attend three of the sessions. TBT-S recognizes that supports are crucial to recovery regardless of the age of the person experiencing an eating disorder.

The Embodied Approach to Treating Eating Disorders (EAT-ED)
This model utilizes techniques that address embodiment from both the present moment and in relation to a forward momentum in time. The four pillars of EAT-ED are: mindful self-care, honoring effort and struggle, mission and purpose and being-with, working with. EP uses a range of techniques to help facilitate this process from guided meditations, mindfulness, sensory modulation and somatic based principles.

Click HERE to download the brochure.

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