New Farm Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Inpatient Group Sessions

The inpatient group therapy sessions offered at New Farm Clinic are psychoeducational in nature and designed to provide individuals with an introduction to a variety of therapeutic concepts and skills. New Farm Clinic offers a range of evidenced-based group therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Diversional Therapy, and a Sensory Regulation Skills group. Group therapy sessions are run by qualified mental health clinicians. The treatment team will allocate a suitable group therapy stream for patients to attend, individualised to patients’ needs. There are a number of group therapy sessions offered each day at the clinic and patients attend 3 hours a day of group therapy.

Refer to the below examples of group session topics (including but not limited to):

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

  • Managing anxiety
  • Managing depression
  • Unhelpful thinking styles
  • Challenging unhelpful thinking
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Strategies to manage panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Self-compassion

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:

  • Distraction skills
  • Self-soothing skills
  • Grounding skills
  • Describing and labelling emotions
  • Model of emotions
  • Opposite Action
  • Check the facts
  • Boundaries
  • Mindfulness skills
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Self-respect skills

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy:

  • Contact with the present moment
  • Getting space from difficult thoughts
  • Exploring values
  • Values guided goals
  • Acceptance

Diversional Therapy:

  • Gentle exercise facilitated by a physiotherapist
  • Improve balance and core strength facilitated by an exercise physiologist
  • Mindful walks
  • Therapeutic games
  • Meditation
  • Mindful movement
  • Distraction activities
  • Guided relaxation
  • Journaling

Revised 29 October 2020