Primary Care Psychology



Melbourne Psychologist About Primary Care Psychology

 

Primary Care Psychology is a clinical psychology service aimed at providing psychological assessments and therapy to patients under the care of General Practitioners in the Melbourne metropolitan region.

 

The company, Primary Care Psychology Pty Ltd, was founded in 2006 by clinical psychologist, Jonathon Walker. Not just another psychology private practice, Primary Care Psychology was created to fulfil the growing need for consumer access to psychology services.

 

All psychologists working with Primary Care Psychology have completed a postgraduate clinical psychology degree, are registered members of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and have current registration as a psychologist in Victoria.

 

 

 

Primary Care Psychology Logo

 

Primary Care Psychology Logo
The Primary Care Psychology logo was designed to symbolise a collaboration between psychology and medicine.

 

In this representation we depict the twin serpents of the Caduceus (a widely known symbol for medicine) entwined around the Greek letter, psi, the symbol for psychology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Care Psychology Managing Director

 

Jonathon Walker is a clinical psychologist from Melbourne with over 11 years experience administering psychological assessments and therapy. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne, a (four year) Honours degree in Arts-Psychology, and a further (four year) Honours degree in Economics.

 

Managing Director of Primary Care PsychologyApart from private practice, Jonathon has worked as a psychologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Rehabilitation hospital, the Oak House centre for eating disorders, and the Australian Council for Educational Research on their psychological assessment portfolio.

 

Jonathon's therapeutic focus is predominantly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but supplements his work with personally developed strategies to bring about lasting change. Over the years he has observed that success in therapy is achieved when it is goal oriented, and, moreover, when goals have been set collaboratively with the client. Motivation should be recognised as a key issue in psychotherapy, together with maladaptive cognitive schemas and habitual behaviours that interfere with a client's ability to recover independently.

 

In December 2006, Jonathon established the service, Primary Care Psychology, whose chief aim is to work closely with general practitioners and medical specialists to bring about better outcomes for clients via evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural therapy.

 

Jonathon has been approved by the Australian Psychological Society to provide 'clinical psychology' services - the highest level of Medicare rebates available to psychologists.

 

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Our Psychologists

All psychologists working with Primary Care Psychology:

  • Are members of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Have current registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Have completed a postgraduate clinical psychology degree

 

Did you know?

  • While anyone in Australia can call themselves a "counsellor" (even those without any training!), only practitioners registered with the Psychology Board of Australia can call themselves a "psychologist"

     

  • On average, it takes about 8 years of university study and training to become a "clinical psychologist"
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