Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy partnerships
The Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy partners with a range of Australian and international mental health and community organisations.
Together we are providing professional and placement training opportunities and working on collaborative research projects to improve health and wellbeing.
A sample of our teaching and research partnerships include:
Our partnership with the Department of Education provides up to ten students with a placement each semester. Students complete a range of severe behaviour assessments for schools in the Seymour and Shepparton regions (Loddon Valley) and deliver group interventions in primary schools to children in grades 5 and 6.
Our partnership provides opportunities for placements in the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Students complete a 150-hour field placement and a range of assessments. This is a unique opportunity available to our Psychology students, who complete the placement subject between November and February each year.
We collaborate on several projects, training postgraduate students to deliver psychological interventions for eating disorders, and examining the outcomes of psychological interventions for eating disorders delivered in the community.
We are working with the Remote Mental Health Project to establish a student-led placement clinic in remote and rural areas in Victoria including Albury-Wodonga (Gateway Health) and Budja Budja Aboriginal Cooperative (Grampians Health). Students placed in these areas help build workforce capacity, while receiving a high-quality placement experience in a more remote area of Victoria.
Effective partnerships in the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Therapy, and across La Trobe University, enable us to apply our interdisciplinary expertise to achieve real impact on health and wellbeing.
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