The addiction and compulsive behaviours neuroscience clinic.
The BrainPark research clinic focuses on problem behaviours involving substances, including cannabis and stimulants, gambling, and compulsions seen in obsessive-compulsive behaviour. The clinic uses targeted, user-friendly assessment tools to understand each person's profile. Treatment will focus less on the problem behaviour and more on tailored interventions designed to address the personality traits, or neurobiology driving the behaviour. These include evidence-based treatments focusing on lifestyle (e.g. physical exercise and mindfulness), and psychological interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapies).
Our clinician-researchers are also developing new research and intervention techniques based on the latest neuroscientific knowledge. These include the use of bio/neuro-feedback — realtime displays of physiology and brain activity that help people learn to regulate their emotions and decision making — and emerging technologies such as virtual reality, and brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
In any one year, one third of Australians suffer sleep problems. Symptoms can be disabling, and include difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day.
MUHSC, offers comprehensive assessments, which may include at-home sleep studies, a sleep-monitoring wristband, and body-clock assessments. MUHSC's focus is on non-pharmacological treatments, although in some instances pharmacotherapy is necessary. All treatments are evidence-based and individually tailored. They may include a sleep education program, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), light therapy, and treatment for co-existing psychological conditions such as depression.
MPC provides a range of evidence-based psychological services to the community.
MPC also provides comprehensive training to the next generation of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology practitioners through the Doctor of Psychology programs.
Our clinicians work with the Turner Institute's researchers to ensure rapid translation of the latest findings into improvements in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental health and brain disorders.
The Monash FEAR Clinic is a specialty treatment and research clinic housed within the Monash Psychology Centre. The FEAR Clinic:
Provides low-cost state-of-the-art Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders
Conducts research to better understand anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders, as well as improve treatment options and outcomes
Trains postgraduate students to deliver the most powerful treatments for anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders
If you, or someone you know is suffering from panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, excessive or uncontrollable worry, obsessive-compulsive problems, or post-traumatic stress, or depression we may be able to help. We also provide a range of psychological services to members of the community via the Monash Psychology Centre (MPC).