Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2019

GHP / 2019 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 83 , Dennison Psychology Dennison Psychology: Most Trusted Private Psychology Practice 2019 - Melbourne Dennison Psychology is a private psychology practice offering a professional, respectful and confidential service, in a comfortable setting. We profile the firm to learnmore about how it provides this vital support to clients inMelbourne. Established with one psychologist working on a part-time basis out of a single consulting room, over the past six years Dennison Psychology has experienced dramatic organic growth to a team of seven psychologists, operating within independent purpose-built premises. Today the practice’s team of highly-qualified psychologists (the majority of whom have completed post-registration endorsement programs, which recognise higher-level training/ abilities) offer services to adults, adolescents, children and couples. Treatment is provided for a wide range of issues, across the spectrum of severity: from clients who wish to improve their relationship or better manage stress, to clients suffering from severe and complex psychiatric disorders. In terms of service offerings, the practice ensures its team of psychologists are trained in a diverse range of evidence-based treatment approaches, and have an interest in working with particular client populations and their presenting issues. This means individuals who attend Dennison Psychology can be matched to the psychologist(s) who are best suited to their specific treatment needs. To this effect, the practice provides a free customised matching service to potential new clients. The decision to offer this service was driven by the research in the field, which demonstrates that client treatment gains tend to be greatly affected by the fit between a client and their treating psychologist. Dennison Psychology’s focus on skill enhancement comes from the top. For the past six years, the practice’s founder and principle psychologist Dr Joanne Dennison has sat on the national executive board of the Australian Psychological Society’s Counselling College and, during this time, has served as Chair of the board’s state committee in Victoria. Through forecasting emerging market developments, the practice strives to anticipate industry changes and adapt accordingly. The practice assumes that, in the near future, the Australian government will implement the recommendations recently made by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in their White Paper submission. This will have a knock-on impact on the field of psychology at large. At a private practice level, it is likely to improve how financially accessible treatment is for clients of private psychology practices in Australia. With this in mind, Dennison Psychology is currently in the process of planning changes it will make, should policy changes ensue. Looking ahead, Dennison Psychology intends to continue utilising a sustainable growth model, that remains adaptive to industry changes, whilst maintaining a culture that fosters respect, quality and authenticity. Company: Dennison Psychology Name: Dr Joanne Dennison Address: Suite 3, 2 Avoca Street, South Yarra VIC 3141 Telephone Number: 03 9041 8351 Web: