• Psychological Counselling for
    Individuals, Couples, Families,
    Extended and Blended Families,
    and Community Systems

  • AAFT Accredited Training in Family & Systemic Therapy
    “University Accredited Postgraduate Training Courses in Family & Systemic Therapy (transitioning to a new university partner for 2017)”

  • Tailored Training and Professional Supervision for Groups & Organisations

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    We have specialist practicioners for help with
    • Major mental illness,
    • Drug & alcohol abuse,
    • Family violence,
    • Trauma, grief & loss,
    • Anxiety & depression,
    • Chronic illness,
    • Couples conflict,
    • Child & adolescent mental health,
    • Extended families & blended families,
    • Refugee experiences and family heritage, and
    • Aged care

  • Medicare rebates are available for
    psychological services
    with a referral from your doctor.

    A low cost community clinic service
    is also available

Williamsroad Family Therapy Centre

Counselling & Therapy , Training & Supervision

Systemic Counselling & Therapy

The Family Therapy framework works on the understanding that a person's distress is often linked with their relationships to the people around them, both past and present - especially within their family.
Individuals & families participating in systemic therapy find that it helps repair relationships, and focuses the family's attention on improving daily life for everyone.

What can Family Therapy help with?
  • Mental Illness
  • Managing Grief and Loss
  • Transition into Aged Care
  • Learning & Behaviour Difficulties in Childhood
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Past & Current Trauma
  • Social Withdrawl
  • Panic Attacks
  • Social Anxiety
  • Adolescent Depression and Anger
  • Men's stress, and intimate relationships
  • Couples Intimacy & Relationship Conflict
  • Acute or Chronic illnesses and relationships

    Some people come to see us with concerns about family issues or life transitions, while others come with concerns about a family member. We work collaboratively and in coordination with the other professionals in the family system: doctors, individual psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, family support agencies, schools, and child protection. This is especially true for families with complex issues, or suffering siginificant and long-standing distress.

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    Training And Supervision

    Williamsroad offers one of the leading AAFT-accredited graduate programs in family therapy, and has done so for over 20 years.
    Williamsroad also specialises in tailored Professional Development workshops and short courses for agencies and organisations, where we bring expert practitioners and teachers into your organisation to teach your staff a systemic approach to specific client problems.

    Individual and group supervision in systemic & family therapy is offered alongside a series of Professional Development seminars throughout each year.

    We offer:
    • 4-Day Intensive: Core Ideas and Practices of Family Therapy:
      This course is a prerequisite for participation in our Graduate Program in Family Therapy, but it is also a standalone program which introduces the most useful ideas of Family & Systemic Therapy.
    • Systemic Conceptualisation & Family Assessment: This 3-day program is especially useful to quickly understand what is going on in a family or a complex human system. It also covers two quantitative evidence-based assessment tools to track client outcomes and
    • Other intensive programs: contact the Williamsroad reception directly
    Swinburne Masters of Social Science (Family Therapy) <- This program is in teach-out, and Swinburne is no longer taking enrolments. The ACU program will soon replace it.

    Contact the Williamsroad reception directly if you have questions

    Professional Development Program
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