Our support groups
Support groups run by qualified psychologists for people living with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
Psychology Clinic group programs
Our Psychology Clinic, based at the Black Dog Institute in Randwick, NSW, is now offering the following group programs:
The REACH program
The REACH program is a 9-week psychoeducational wellbeing group (based on the principles of responsibility, education, acceptance, connection and hope) to help participants with depression or bipolar disorder manage their illness and stay well.
- fostering strengths
- dealing with loss and grief
- identifying early warning signs and triggers
- wellbeing strategies
- nurturing support networks
- creating a unique Wellbeing Plan
Eligibility criteria for participants:
- Over 18 years old
- Diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder, for a minimum of one year
- Capacity to participate in a group setting
- Capacity to commit to attending the 9 weekly sessions
- Acceptance of illness
- Motivation to implement personal change strategies
Upcoming REACH groups
Evening Group 1: Weekly starting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019; 6 PM – 8 PM
Cost: $40 enrolment fee, sessions are free of charge.
Venue: ACAP Psychology Clinic, Level 11, 255 Elizabeth Street
Facilitator: Dr Ester Senderey
To register interest: Contact Ester Senderey, 8236 8070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ester Senderey is a clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of experience working with individuals and groups in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. In her full time position as the ACAP Psychology Clinic Manager she is involved in the training and supervision of psychologists undertaking post graduate qualifications in professional and clinical psychology.
post graduatequalifications in clinical psychology, clinical hypnosis, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness-based approaches to stress reduction and wellbeing. Ester is interested in mindfulness meditation and teaching skills to reduce suffering and improve wellbeing