Position: Provisional Psychologist

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Nagpur University. Nagpur, India)

Master of Clinical Psychology (Nagpur University. Nagpur, India)

Background:

Disha is a provisional psychologist completing a 2 year internship to gain full registration as a psychologist.  She completed her postgraduate training in clinical psychology in India, where she then worked as a psychologist with children and adolescents, adults, and couples.  Overseas psychology qualifications are only partially recognised in Australia and therefore after emigrating to Australia with her family, Disha is required to complete an internship to become a registered psychologist in Australia. Her two year internship involves weekly consultations with a primary and secondary supervisor (both clinical psychologists) (totalling 160 hours), 13 written assessments, 120 hours of professional development, 1000 hours of client consultations, and completion of the National Psychology Exam! Apart from this immense dedication to the practice of psychology, Disha brings a wealth of experience and a grounded compassionate therapy approach to our team.

Disha works with a broad range of mental health and interpersonal difficulties including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Relationship problems
  • Life stress, adjustment, grief and loss
  • Child and adolescent behavioural and emotional difficulties
  • Drug and alcohol addiction 
  • Coping with disability
  • Self-esteem and Self-Identity
  • Public Speaking, Values, Communication Skills,  Body Language, Time Management, Impression Management and Goal Setting

As a clinician Disha embraces a client-centred approach, working with individual needs. She uses psychological interventions of:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Disha is also an Associate Member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS).