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Sprout Psychology as a Training Clinic and Provider of Accessible Services

Amidst the global impact of the pandemic, there has been a significant surge in the demand for psychology services coupled with a shortage of psychologists. To address this challenge, alongside our senior psychologists, we have established partnerships with universities across the country to deliver high-quality training programs for the next generation of educational psychologists. Our provisionally registered psychologists play a vital role in providing promising services to the community at a reduced cost.

Who Are Provisionally Registered Psychologists?

A Provisional Psychologist is a professional clinician who has completed a minimum of 5 years of psychology studies at university and is currently undergoing their professional internship. Similar to medical residents in hospitals, provisional psychologists are often referred to as "interns." During their internship, they must complete 1000 hours of supervised practice under the guidance of a senior Psychology Board Approved Supervisor psychologist. This close supervision ensures that provisional psychologists maintain high standards of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

All psychologists undergo extensive education, training, and supervised practice before being recognized by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). As registered provisional psychologists, they practice under strict regulations and receive ongoing mentoring and supervision.

What Can Provisional Psychologists Help With?

Provisional Psychologists at Sprout Psychology are well-qualified and skilled in delivering mental health assessments and interventions. They possess experience in various areas of mental health, including counseling and disability support, and are proficient in evidence-based assessment and treatment methods. Provisionally registered psychologists can assist clients with a wide range of concerns and tasks, including resource preparation, session planning, hosting group programs, conducting assessments, and writing reports.

While provisional psychologists cannot offer a Medicare or Private Health rebate, they provide services at a lower cost compared to seeing a psychologist with Medicare. Additionally, there is no maximum limit on the number of sessions clients can have with provisional psychologists. This flexibility ensures that clients receive timely and accessible psychological support.

Should I See a Provisional Psychologist?

Deciding whether to see a provisional psychologist is a personal choice. Our director works closely with administration to allocate clients, ensuring that provisional psychologists selected for their competence and skills at this stage of their career. Choosing our provisional psychologist service offers therapy and assessments at a reduced rate, with the added benefit of senior psychologists overseeing the entire process to maintain the highest standards of care. Provisional Psychologists' services are also fully covered by NDIS, as an acknowledgement of the value they bring to participants.

If you have any questions around our services, do not hesitate to contact us:


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