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Bridget Hogg Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is a specialist area within psychology. Clinical psychologists have completed a four year Honours degree in psychology and then completed a further four years of training, specialising in clinical psychology. These additional four years are spent doing a  two years Masters degree in clinical psychology and a two year internship which involves undergoing intensive supervision and professional development in specialist areas of clinical psychology.  

 

As a clinical psychologist I have training in assessing  and diagnosing major mental illnesses and psychological problems, and I have been trained to deliver a wide range of techniques and therapy styles that have been shown to be effective in treating mental health problems and disorders from mild to severe.

The core skill for a clinical psychologist is that of applying psychological theory and research to complicated individual problems and tailoring effective treatments and therapies to those individual problems. 

CBT, DBT, and ACT

In my clinical work I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, or CBT for short, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT , and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, or DBT.  In many situations I also have a component of mindfulness training in the treatment plan. These techniques and forms of therapy are used in situations for which there is clear evidence from scientific research that the therapies and techniques are effective. These are called "evidence-based treatments". It is essential for all psychologists to remain up-to-date on the evidence supporting the treatments they are using, and the problem situation being addressed.

At Bridget Hogg Clinical Psychology I offer a range of psychology services and my particular areas of interest are as follows. 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Borderline Personality Disorder (Please follow links to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT)

  • Eating disorders and body image problems (Please follow links to Eating Disorders Brisbane)

  • Post-natal depression

  • Domestic violence recovery

  • Mood and emotion management, including Bipolar Disorder

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Problems with perfectionism 

  • Sleep problems

  • Mindfulness 

I invite you to contact me to discuss the psychological problems you are having. I understand that people are often anxious and diffident about seeking treatment but please be reassured that you will receive compassionate, experienced and effective psychological help. 

I also invite you to review the articles below. They have been written to provide more information about  a variety of treatment styles and common areas of difficulty.

Everyday mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

What is anxiety?

Is perfectionism interfering with your life?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for perfectionism

Interpersonal effectiveness - what gets in the way?

ACT for social anxiety

ACT skills for teenagers

Are you a chronic worrier?

About Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Teenagers and sleep