A broad definition of psychology is that it is the study of the human mind. More specifically, however, it involves understanding how human behaviour and thinking can be affected by a wide range of factors and then using this information in a positive and beneficial way. While Hollywood may depict psychology as a person lying on a couch and talking about their problems, the reality is far more nuanced and constructive.
In basic terms, Psychologists assist people accessing the NDIS to address day-to-day challenges and improve their overall quality of life. They support people to find workable solutions that will improve their mental health and wellbeing, while also assisting them in specific areas of their lives. Our Psychologists can help people to make the most of what they’re learning, facilitating enhanced performance and improved relationships with others.
Psychologists must engage in an extensive study course before they can obtain general registration. This usually involves a 4-year degree at university, followed by an additional two years of training. As a result, Psychologists have a keen insight into how the brain works and what it is that causes us to behave in a certain way or think the way that we do. Psychologists also learn how this understanding of the human mind can be used to assist others to overcome challenges in a healthy way.