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
- Improving self-esteem
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:
- Distraction skills
- Self-soothing skills
- Grounding skills
- Describing and labelling emotions
- Model of emotions
- Opposite Action
- Check the facts
- 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
- Gentle exercise facilitated by a physiotherapist
- Improve balance and core strength facilitated by an exercise physiologist
- Mindful walks
- Therapeutic games
- Mindful movement
- Distraction activities
- Guided relaxation
Mood Disorders Program
The Mood Disorders Program is the Clinic’s largest service and provides treatment for the full range of mood disorders including patients suffering, but not limited to, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Mania, Personality Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Elderly Assessment Program
The Elderly Assessment program provides treatment to elderly patients suffering from a variety of mental health disorders and illness including anxiety and depressive disorders as well as organic conditions.
The Program offers a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of mental health disorders and illness in the elderly to determine short term interventions and treatments. Through the Program, we are able to assist patients and their families with planning of long term management.
The Program is designed to achieve maximum independence for each patient and not only addresses the individual problems and limitations, but also seeks to define strengths and maximize functioning.
Eating Disorders Program
At New Farm Clinic, we have been successfully treating eating disorders and the underlying psychological factors for over 15 years. We offer a safe, empathetic environment in which sufferers of eating disorders can gradually regain control of their life through medical, social and psychological support.
This program provides treatment to patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. The program is conducted in phases and includes re-feeding, nutrition, controlled exercise and a practical phase. New Farm Clinic is the only private facility in Queensland that offers a re-feeding phase in its Eating Disorder Program.
The Program provides patients with skills and support to help them reach and maintain a healthy weight and to deal with the stressors in their life without resorting to the damaging patterns of food restriction and/or bingeing and purging that characterize these disorders.
A treatment plan typically includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, nutritional counselling and medical management.
Patients requiring support following discharge can be referred to the one of the eating disorders day programs offered by New Farm Clinic – Therapeutic Anorexia Nervosa Support or Mind and Body Therapy for binge-eating difficulties.
Revised 18 March 2021