What is perfectionism?

What is perfectionism?

Perfectionism is not just about ‘being perfect’ or ‘doing things perfectly’. It’s more about striving for extremely high standards or even holding others to such high standards. Surely the idea of working really hard to achieve a high standard in our workplace,...
What is ACT?

What is ACT?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is commonly referred to as ACT, which is said as one word “Act” rather than the individual letters. It is an evidence-based cognitive and behavioural intervention.  ACT is designed to create greater psychological flexibility, which...
OCD treatment for children

OCD treatment for children

Helping children understand what OCD actually is, is a very important part of treatment itself. OCD can lead to a lot of distress and confusion for the young person and their family.  A child can easily blame themselves and begin to think there is something seriously...
PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach Australia is a mobile device app designed for use by Australian veterans and serving Defence force personnel.  It is specifically for those with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to use in conjunction with individual psychological...
Understanding trauma

Understanding trauma

In one of our earlier blogs this month, Clinical Psychologist Dr Kellie Cassidy discussed how common traumatic events are and how they may continue to affect us long after the traumatic event is over.  For example, people may try to avoid anything that reminds them of...