Essentia Health Update!

Essentia Health Update!

Essentia Health has some exciting news! We have expanded our services to now include a specialist NDIS Capacity Building Clinic on the Gold Coast and Nationally via Telehealth! We are also pleased to announce from the 30th March 2022 we will be accepting referrals for a world-first Randomised Clinical Trial (RCT) exploring the effectiveness of Telehealth DBT vs face-face delivery of DBT! All participants in the RCT can access a $600 incentive rebate for participating in this ground-breaking research project with our research partner, Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. Please find below more information about our exciting updates. Essentia's NDIS Capacity Building Clinic Essentia Health Clinics, through the leadership of the Australian DBT Institute, has developed a unique NDIS Capacity Building Clinic for individuals with complex mental health presentations. Using a trauma-informed Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT-TI) informed framework, our NDIS Capacity Building Clinic offers specialist support for individuals with self-managed and managed NDIS plans with complex mental health presentations access Essentia Health’s services from our...
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2022 DBT Groups

2022 DBT Groups

2022 DBT Group Programs at Essentia Health Due to an increased demand for DBT programs, the Australian DBT Institute has recently launched additional programs in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast from our Essentia Health Clinics and online through DBT Assist. 2022 is the seventh year DBT programs have been led by Institute Director Dr Peter King in Essentia Health Clinics. The Institute DBT Programs provide a model of best practice which has been replicated around Australia where Peter, through the Institute, supports the development of DBT programs, educates staff and evaluates Australian DBT programs. Our Clinical Director, Sam Whybrow, manages our DBT programs nationally and is available with our intake team to answer any questions you may have related to DBT and our DBT programs. Waitlist times for our DBT Programs Gold Coast DBT Service, Essentia Health Gold Coast (Qld) – February 2022 (4 programs)Melbourne DBT Service, Essentia Health Brighton (Vic) – July 2022 (1 program)Sydney DBT Service, Essentia Health Sydney (NSW) – July 2022 (1...
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Gold Coast Clinic Open January 2022!

Gold Coast Clinic Open January 2022!

Some exciting news, our Gold Coast Clinic will Open in January 2022! Essentia Health is coming to the Gold Coast with the Australian DBT Institute's Gold Coast DBT service also moving to our new location at Level 1, 115 Scarborough Street Southport QLD 4215 from the 10th January 2022! Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, the Australian DBT Institute moved the research and development units from our Brighton location to the Gold Coast in June 2020. The institute opened a four-room clinic to deliver Dialectical Behaviour Therapy services through our Gold Coast DBT service in August 2020. Having quickly outgrown the four-room clinic, Gold Coast DBT will now practice from the Australian DBT Institute-owned Essentia Health Clinic. The Essentia Health Clinic on the Gold Coast will also become the head office for Essentia Health Clinics with our development, research, management, and intake teams to be located on the Gold Coast. Our Executive Director, Dr. Peter King, formally announced the opening of Essentia...
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Welcoming our new Clinical Psychologist & DBT Clinician

Welcoming our new Clinical Psychologist & DBT Clinician

The Essentia Health Team in Brighton would like to welcome our newest Clinical Psychologist to the practice, Brad Stolz-Grobusch! Brad comes with a wealth of clinical experience and will lead our DBT group programs from June/July 2021! Essentia DBT programs have been run online using the DBT Assist platform during the last 12 months and we look forward to working with Brad to have groups in our clinic once again! Brad has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the USA with the treatment developer, Prof Marsha Linehan, and has attended a mindfulness training retreat led by her in Germany. Brad has also completed intensive training in the DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) protocol for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the treatment developer, Dr Melanie Harned. Welcome to Essentia Brighton Brad, great to have you on board! About Brad Stolz-Grobusch (Clinical & Counselling Psychologist) Brad is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist who offers psychological therapy for adults, adolescents, older adults, couples, and families.  He works...
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Extension of Telehealth Sessions until 30th June 2021!

Extension of Telehealth Sessions until 30th June 2021!

Extension of Telehealth Psychology Sessions! The federal government has announced a $1.1 billion extension to the national COVID-19 health response. As part of this announcement, the Government has indicated it will extend the Medicare funding for allied health telehealth services and care until 30 June 2021 which had been due to finish on March 31st 2021.We have had confirmation that this extension includes telehealth psychology sessions. This means that with a valid Medicare referral you will continue to be eligible for a Medicare referral for psychology services accessed via Telehealth (video or phone). If you are seeking a Telehealth session at Essentia Health feel free to call our intake team on 03 9046 8588 or email our intake team at info@essentiahealth.com.au and we will assist place you with the most appropriate clinician! More information about the government's announcement can be found at: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/over-11-billion-extend-australias-covid-19-health-response ...
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