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"I commenced my placement with Lisa Archer and the team at Strong Minds Psychology in February 2019. Within the last eleven months of placement, I have been provided with an incredibly diverse range of opportunities in a variety of settings. Some of the work has included administrative duties, one on one counselling and intervention implementation for a range of presenting concerns across the lifespan, assessments across the lifespan for neurodevelopmental differences and learning difficulties, work within schools to support students and teachers, and small group interventions. This placement has been the perfect setting for myself as an early career Psychologist to develop my competencies in current areas where I feel comfortable, such as working with younger children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as diversifying my practice with adolescent and adult engagement which I had previously had less experience with. All this has been completed under the guidance and supervision of Lisa Archer and Toby Mizzi, alongside a wonderful team of diverse clinicians. I have thoroughly enjoyed the open, communicative and collaborative team within Strong Minds, as well as the close knit community setting with which the placement is set. I feel that working within this space has allowed me to develop positive relationships with colleagues, clinicians and the community, to provide the most sensitive and appropriate treatment plans for all clients. I look forward to continuing my own development at Strong Minds Psychology in years to come."
Strong Minds Psychology are looking to grow our diverse and dynamic team. We are looking for registered psychologists to join our practice, and have placement opportunities available for provisional psychologists in 2020.
In order to provide a multi-disciplinary approach for our communities, we are also seeking energetic and driven allied health professionals of all streams - Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Social Work, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Nutrition/Dietetics.
If you are looking for the opportunity to join a committed and supportive team, contact us for a position description and for more details.
As AHPRA registered supervisors, Lisa Archer & Toby Mizzi offer supervision to provisional and fully registered psychologists. Supervision can also be provided for professionals from other allied health fields, on a regular or consulting basis. Group supervision opportunities can also be facilitated.
Placement opportunities have been developed with Monash University, ACU, and Melbourne University psychology students, and partnerships are welcome with other universities. The SMP 5+1 internship program is well established, with plans readily approved by AHPRA, & interns provided with the opportunity to address all competencies required, & work with a supportive team.