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The University Psychology Clinic (UPC) is a training clinic for provisionally registered psychologists who have completed four years of undergraduate study and are undertaking their postgraduate training in clinical psychology. The UPC has provided free specialist clinical psychology services to the community for over 30 years. Provisionally registered psychologists provide assessment and evidence based therapy for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, under the supervision of highly experienced clinical supervisors. As this is a teaching clinic all sessions are videorecorded for review with supervisors to ensure the best possible services for clients attending the Clinic.
The UPC is a training clinic and therefore does not provide services for individuals requiring immediate support or crisis intervention. If you require immediate assistance please contact one of the following services:
- Mental Health Helpline: 1800 332 388
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
- Emergency Services: 000
A UPC Brochure is available here (PDF 352kb).
Provisionally registered psychologists work at the clinic on a 4 - 6 month rotational basis as part of their professional experience training. They provide the following services under the supervision of an experienced clinician:
We provide specialist clinical psychology assessment and intervention for a range of psychological and health related conditions across the life span. A cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach is implemented to assist clients manage specific problems. CBT is an evidence-based psychological approach which focuses on how thoughts, feelings and behaviour interact. The aim of CBT is to assist people develop strategies and more helpful ways of thinking to change behaviour and improve quality of life and relationships.
We're here to help if you are experiencing issues including:
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Stress management
- Sleep problems
- Anger management
- Relationship issues
- Parenting strategies
- Social anxiety
- Lifestyle issues (e.g. weight, smoking)
- Coping and adjustment to significant life events and health conditions
- Grief and loss
Cognitive assessments for children and adults are provided at UPC and include the assessment of:
- Academic achievement
- Specific learning difficulties
- Executive functioning
Please note: A referral from a health or educational professional is required for cognitive assessment. Please see under 'Referrals and Appointments' section.
University Psychology Clinic
University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005
Tel: +61 3 6226 2805
Fax: +61 3 6226 7249
Private Bag 30
Hobart Tasmania 7001