What is Psychology?

Psychologists study individuals and groups to better understand how people, communities and societies function. Psychology is the study of the mind, how it works, and how it, along with biological functions, drive behaviour. This allows psychologists to develop treatment systems based around behavioural changes, to address the challenges of mental health issues or just for those wanting to improve the way their minds function in particular situations.

In Australia, psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Becoming a psychologist requires a minimum of six years of university training. Our psychologists at Blackburn AHG are also required to engage in ongoing education, and adhere to strict ethical standards.

Psychologists have a diverse range of skills, experience and expertise, and the relationship between you and your psychologist can have a big impact on the outcomes of your therapy, so understanding what it is you need and expect from your relationship with your psychologist is a good starting point.

For Consultations please contact the Psychologists directly
Jennifer Politis

Educational and Developmental Psychologist
BSci, PGrad Dip Psych, M Ed. Psych

Phone: 0451 065 010

Jennifer practices at Blackburn on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Sofia Galgut 

Clinical and Perinatal Psychologist
BSc(Psych) GradDipPsych MPsych(Clinical) MAPS CCLIN

Phone: 0411 766 017

Sofia practices at Blackburn on Mondays

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