New Farm Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Day Programmes Overview

New Farm Clinic has a range of evidenced based therapy programmes designed to meet the needs of our patients. Groups are scheduled Monday to Friday and are three hours in duration. Evening groups are available for some groups.

Vacancies exist in all day programmes. New Farm Clinic has an increased capacity for patients requiring group therapy for:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Personality disorders, self-harm, PTSD and
  • Eating disorders

Referral by a credentialed Psychiatrist is required. Please send referrals to our Day Patient Program Coordinator by fax 07 3358 4781 or email enquiries.nfc@ramsayhealth.com.au. Staff will coordinate admission to respective programmes.

New Farm Clinic Day Programmes

Program Description Suitability Duration Schedule
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT is a well-researched psycho-educational approach for the management of many mental health problems, particularly anxiety and depression. Individuals are taught the relationship between feelings, thoughts and behaviours, in a structured 10-week program. Proven treatment strategies are taught to assist individuals to challenge selfdefeating thoughts and patterns of behaviour. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is designed for patients requiring assistance with anxiety and/or depression. 10 weeks.
Commencement and reenrolment are permitted at any time.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00am – 12:00pm
Evening Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 12 weeks.
Commencement and reenrolment are permitted at any time.
Tuesday
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Social Anxiety Group Using the CBT approach, this group is tailored specifically for the individual who experiences Social Anxiety. This group teaches the individual how to use a dysfunctional thought record to address thoughts and behaviours associated with anxiety and depression. 12 weeks.
Commencement and reenrolment are permitted at any time.
Mondays and Fridays
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Life Skills Life Skills is a support group that addresses areas of ongoing recovery of mental health; including but not limited to relationships, assertiveness and emotions. The Life Skills Programme is designed for individuals who have completed the CBT Program and require additional ongoing support. Enrolment is available at any time; there is no completion date. Members participate until they feel ready to graduate. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm
Life Skills
(Thursdays)
Life Skills (Thursday) is a component of the Life Skills Program. The program is comprised of structured activities that include but are not limited to art therapy and social excursions. The Life Skills (Thursday) Programme is designed for patients that are socially isolated and require social support and interaction. Thursday
1:00 pm – 4:00pm
Program Description Suitability Duration Schedule
Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) This is a group that introduces the individual to the core concepts of DBT and provides the experience of being in a group. Suitable for people without group experience and introduces the core concepts of DBT 10 weeks.
Commencement and reenrolment are permitted at any time.
Wednesday
8:30am – 11:30 am
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Beginners 10 weeks.
Commencement and reenrolment are permitted at any time.
Thursday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy DBT functions to support individuals who struggle to balance their emotions. The program focuses on four key topics; mindfulness (being in the present moment), distress tolerance (coping with crisis and overwhelming feelings, emotional regulation (the balancing of emotions) and interpersonal effectiveness (relationship skills). The program involves weekly homework to practice learned skills. The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Programme is designed for individuals with borderline personality disorder and is useful for patients requiring assistance with suicidality and self-harm. The program is also beneficial to individuals with complex mental health issues; who require intensive intervention and support. The program requires assessment with a DBT Group Facilitator. 6 months commitment is required. Enrolment in 2 or three cycles is recommended to solidify skills learned. Mondays, Wednesday and Friday
Or Tuesday and Thursday
9:00am – 12:00 pm
Or Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Young Adults Individuals aged between 18 to 25 years. Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00am- 12:00pm
Advanced Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Advanced Dialectical Behaviour Therapy acts to encourage group members to apply and implement their DBT skills to more complex problems. Advanced Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is designed for individuals who have graduated from New Farm Clinic’s DBT Programme who require additional support to prevent relapse. A minimum of 3 months commitment is required. Wednesdays
1:00 pm– 4:00pm
Affect Dysregulation Self & Other Schema Therapy was developed by Jeffrey Young, to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, but can also be used with other presentations caused by difficult childhood experiences. Schemas can be described as our belief systems or ‘life traps’. Suitable for people with Borderline Personality Disorders. A minimum of 3 months commitment is required. Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Program Description Suitability Duration Schedule
Social Development The Social Development Programme acts to build social connections through structured engagement activities that include, but are not limited to playing puzzles and board games and partaking in social excursions. The Social Development Programme is designed for individuals with limited social skills, intellectual impairment, or diagnoses such as schizophrenia. Enrolment is available at any time; there is no completion date. Members participate until they feel confident. Fridays
9:00am to 12:00pm
Program Description Suitability Duration Schedule
Eating Disorder Group – Mind Body Therapy (MBT) Mind Body Therapy acts to provide strategies to manage binge eating behaviours and to provide mechanisms to balance emotions. Morning tea and lunch form a component of the program. Catering is provided by New Farm Clinic. Mind Body Therapy is designed for individuals who require assistance with binge eating behaviours. MBT requires assessment with a MBT Group Facilitator. A minimum of 2 months commitment is required. Progress is reviewed every 6 months. Mondays
8:00am – 11:00pm
And
Fridays 11:30 – 2:30 pm
Eating Disorder Group – Therapeutic Anorexia Nervosa Support Group (TANS) The Therapeutic Anorexia Nervosa Support Group acts to provide strategies to address under and disordered eating behaviours. It focuses on identifying issues that underpin disordered behaviours. The Therapeutic Anorexia Nervosa Support Group is designed for individuals with restrictive eating behaviours or other disordered behaviours such as over exercising. TANS requires assessment with a TANS Group Facilitator. A minimum of 2 months commitment is required. Group members are encouraged to participate until they feel ready to graduate. Mondays
11:30 – 2:30 pm
And
Fridays
8:00am – 11:00 am