Motivational interviewing

A psychological approach that assists in behaviour change by focusing on a person’s motivations for problem behaviour, examining the consequences of it and addressing their ambivalence about making positive change. The approach arose from work in the area of substance abuse and is now thought to be effective in addressing bullying and the management of…


Psychologist

Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to improve their lives.  Psychologists work in a vast range of settings including hospitals, community settings, private practice, correctional facilities, schools, the defence forces, research centres, government departments and organisations. Psychologists have a minimum…


Psychology

Psychology is a scientific discipline and profession that focuses on human behaviour.  Through rigorous research and practice, psychology aims to understand people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour and enhance life by applying strategies and proven treatments to disorders as well as helping people improve their health, work, relationships and performance.