The UNE Psychology Clinic provides assessment and therapeutic services to the general community and to UNE staff and students. Our services are for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.
The clinic provides a training and research facility for the postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program students, all of whom have provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. All provisional psychologists in the clinic are supervised by registered and experienced clinical psychologists, including Dr Amanda Jefferys, Ms Alice Hone and Dr Clara Murray. In order to access services at the clinic, clients are provided with consent forms as their sessions may be video recorded for training purposes of the student only. Recordings are de-identified, stored securely and destroyed following the conclusion of the student's placement at the clinic. If at any time a client chooses to not have their session recorded, they have the option of being referred to an alternative service.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments *
- Cognitive, intellectual and memory assessments
- Neuropsychological assessments
- Anger management
- Anxiety and phobias
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Headache and pain
- Learning, behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents
- Relationship problems
- Sexual difficulties
* ASD assessment referrals must be made in writing by a primary healthcare provider (GP, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner or Allied Health Practitioner). A self-referral request for an updated assessment can be made if evidence of a formal written diagnosis is provided.
Services not offered
The clinic does not provide a crisis management service and does not provide services in the following circumstances:
- Acute or severe episodes associated with depression, suicidality, drug dependence, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders or dementia
- High risk of violence or self-harm
- Legal matters or criminal behaviours
NOTE: The clinic is unable to provide services to students undertaking studies in Psychology at the University of New England.
FOR HELP DURING AN EMERGENCY
If you or someone you know is suffering an acute or severe condition, please call the 24-hour NSW Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511, or present to the Accident and Emergency department of your local hospital.
Lifeline Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention - 13 11 14
Referrals and enquiries may be made to:
Dr Amanda Jefferys
UNE Psychology Clinic
Tablelands Clinical School
110 Butler Street
Armidale NSW 2350
The UNE Psychology Clinic accepts referrals from medical practitioners, paediatricians, school counsellors, psychologists, mental health clinicians, social workers, psychiatrists, neurologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and Community Services. Self-referrals are also accepted, with the exception of ASD referrals which must be made in writing by a primary healthcare provider.
All referrals to the clinic are strictly confidential and are subject to an intake and approval process.
All consultations are by appointment only.
The clinic is open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm mid-February to mid-December, except on public holidays.
Christmas/New Year closure - the Clinic will be closed to clients from Friday 6 December 2019 and will re-open on Monday 10 February 2020. However, enquiries and referrals will be responded to from Monday 13 January 2020.
Fees are payable at time of consultation. EFTPOS facilities available.
(eg Department of Education, Community Services) (inc.GST)
(up to 90 minutes)
|Ongoing Treatment Sessions|
(50 to 60 minutes)
|Cognitive, Learning & Personality Assessments|
(approximately 2 hours)
(approximately 3 hours)
|Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2)|
(approximately 2 hours)
The clinic is located on the Ground Floor of the Tablelands Clinical School, 110 Butler Street near the Armidale Hospital. Parking is available nearby, including a car park located off West Avenue.
The clinic reception and consultation rooms are wheel chair accessible. There is a patient drop-off space directly outside the entrance to the building and disabled parking spaces in the car park off West Avenue.
Acknowledgement of Country
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world's oldest living culture.
In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.