B Psych (Hons), Cert Comm Services,
AMAPS – Provisional Psychologist.
Melanie Green is a provisionally registered psychologist with Vision Psychology. Melanie is a warm and caring person who has had an interest in helping people (and animals) since a young age. Melanie’s passion for psychology started while completing a community services certificate and grew while volunteering for Edmund Rice Camps – a not for profit organisation which provides recreational camp programs for children, young people and families experiencing disadvantage.
Melanie’s special interest is the therapeutic health benefits that pets can provide for people. Animals have always played a large part in human society but only recently have we started to discover the many mental and physical health benefits they can provide. Many people have a close relationship with their pets and experiencing their loss can be as painful as losing a family member. Melanie is passionate about supporting and assisting clients through their grief and life transitions.
Melanie has a keen interest in assisting clients experiencing the following issues:
- Anxiety and related disorders such as phobias and panic disorder
- Loss of motivation
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Career transition
- Grief and loss including the loss of pets
- Anger Management
Melanie is also able to provide psychological services to:
- WorkCover clients
Melanie is passionate about helping clients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. She is committed to using evidence-based therapies including Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Melanie also provides cognitive assessments, personality assessments and assists with the facilitation of workshops.
Community Development and Customer Liaison Officer
Provisional Psychologists at Vision Psychology are dedicated to community development and liaising with clients to find appropriate services. Melanie is able to visit your community organisation and discuss new ways for our clinic to work together. Melanie has presented at community forums such as the Hoarding and Squalor Forum recently held at Ipswich.
Please Note: Melanie is not able to see clients who wish to claim private health or Medicare rebates and thus offers her consultations at a reduced rate. Provisional Psychologists are supervised by senior psychologists in the clinic in a similar way that registrars (doctors) are supervised by senior doctors. Provisional Psychologists are only able to provide psychology services that are consistent with their training and level of expertise.
Articles of Interest by Melanie Green
Health & Well-being of Older Adults
Mentally recovering after a fall
Students and nursing home residents sharing accommodation
Intergenerational service learning
Benefits of pets for the elderly
Depression in older adults
How to Leave a Toxic Relationship
Complaining is Bad for Your Brain
Adolescents’ Rights to Confidentiality
Employee Assistance Programs
Freud’s Defence Mechanisms
Freudian Theory of Personality
Finding a Suitable Psychologist
Your First Psychology Session
Leaving the Nest: Tips for First Time Movers
Suicide Prevention Support
Intelligence Testing and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
Caring for Someone with a Mental Illness
How can CBT Help you with Anger Management?