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Contemporary Psychology

We love brains.

We love brains. We are passionately involved in the study of the mind and the way in which brains form patterns, understand human interaction and solve problems.

Our society is so early in the discovery of brain based models for mental health care we are hanging on every finding. We learn every day how brain based strategies assist our well-being and better our relationships.

We examine one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour to understand how not only do we suffer, but how we can create safer mindsets to achieve healthy minds.

We aim to inspire curiosity. We understand a lot of information in the media focuses on external needs, but we thrive on internal motivations and inner contentment. What if you could teach yourself to feel a different way by learning about how the most complex organ in your body operates? Neuroscience and psychotherapy have not always worked together to treat mental health concerns. Throughout history, there are have been a range of interventions from ‘talk therapy’ focusing on childhood; behavioral models; the medical models and positive psychology. We do not discount any of these positions, however we are passionate about the newest findings in mental health education, and today, the role of the neuropsychology in psychotherapy is proving to encompass the best results.

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The journey of mental education.


Johann Joseph Gassner initiated a therapeutic practice using a precursor of hypnotherapy and exorcism.


Scientists in the Victorian Era used phrenological studies whereby a person’s skull was measured to determine intelligence, temperament and potential success in life.


Carl Rogers spoke out about using a non-judgemental approach to therapy and that was the foundation for effective treatment of mental health issues.


Humanistic psychology focused on the drive towards self-actualisation – the process of reaching one’s own true potential and creativity.


The fMRI technique (brain imaging) was invented and the world could have access to live images of activity in the brain.


Dan Seigel M.D. became the pioneer in the field called interpersonal neurobiology, which invites all branches of science (such as psychology, biology and neuroscience) to come together and find the common principles to understand human experience.


In 2014, psychologists started linking Facebook with depressive symptoms. Stating that one of the biggest ironies of our time is that social media—the technology that promised to connect us to the world—may be a significant factor in elevating rates of loneliness and depression (Steers, Wickham & Acitelli, 2014).


Contemporary Psychology was formed in St Kilda, Melbourne, born out the need for modern mental health education for community wellbeing. Mental health treatment is now available with evidence based research and specialised practitioners.

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