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Welcome to the Cairnmillar Institute. We are a not for profit organisation and a registered health promotion charity. For almost 60 years Cairnmillar has provided psychological services at their clinics in Dandenong, Hawthorn, Highpoint and Whittlesea. Cairnmillar also offers professional short courses and higher education programs through their School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Course & Program Guide


The School has developed an outstanding teaching program and an excellent reputation for the education of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.
The high quality of our courses means that our graduates obtain the highest possible standards.

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At Cairnmillar’s psychology clinic, we offer quality affordable counselling sessions with highly recommended psychologists.
Our Psychologists aim to provide cost-effective therapy to clients understanding that engagement with therapy requires an extended personal and financial investment.

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The Short Course Centre plays an important role in enhancing the contribution that Cairnmillar make to the psychological health of the community.

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Our targeted community programs, partnerships, volunteers and alumni help us to support our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our broader community.

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Mental Health First Aid

This nationally recognised course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Improve your knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatment, and develop the skills and confidence to support a friend, family member, co-worker or client.

Goodminds December Newsletter

Boredom a Key Gambling Trigger; More Help for Eating Disorders; Improving the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Dandenong.
These stories and more in our latest newsletter.

Our New Dandenong Clinic

Children, adolescents, adults of all ages and families can be seen without a referral or mental health care plan, with no limit to the number of sessions available.