Welcome to The Cairnmillar Institute School of Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy. In the wide field of psychology and psychotherapy, Cairnmillar has played an extensive role.
Several features distinguish our teaching programs from others:
Our close links to the community
Since its inception in 1961, The Cairnmillar Institute has been a strong advocate of psychology in the community, providing psychological, counselling and psychotherapeutic services, together with short courses. Consequently we have a robust and informed understanding of the psychological services that are needed by the community, which in turn ensures that our teaching is both contemporary and relevant.
We have a several psychology clinics based at Camberwell, the City and Highpoint. Students are often supervised by our practitioners in our clinics, working in partnership to further develop skills, while servicing the needs of our client groups.
Innovation and Partnerships
Cairnmillar developed the first human relations training program in Australia; it was first in developing family counselling services in the suburbs; it took programs for the prevention of suicide into schools throughout Victoria.
Cairnmillar was an early participant in developing trauma therapy. The mood clinics reached the general community, and into the more specialised zones of stroke survivors and people coping with lupus. Over the last twenty five years, Cairnmillar developed what has become known as The Big Tent Project which focuses on traumatised children of kindergarten age; and at the other end of the spectrum, it has developed a unique interactive learning program SAGE for older people, together with psychological services for their families and carers.
Students studying at Cairnmillar benefit greatly by commencing their careers in a rich clinical context, at an Institute with a distinguished professional history of clinical excellence. We look forward to you becoming part of this rich history and tradition in 2016.
Prof Kathryn von Treuer