Is therapy just talk?

Is therapy just talk?

Telling people I work as a psychologist is often followed by expressions of surprise and curiosity. “…so what exactly do you do with your clients?” “Do you just talk and solve their problems?”. Psychotherapy being called ‘talk therapy’ possibly propagates...
About Adolescent Suicide (for parents)

About Adolescent Suicide (for parents)

The death of a child is unimaginable to any parent, but this is a tragedy that is becoming increasingly common among adolescents. It is confronting to note that in 2020, suicide represented 31% of all deaths in young people aged 15–17 years in Australia. We do not...
Is it Safe to Speak Up at Work?

Is it Safe to Speak Up at Work?

From the WorkLife podcast episode- Is it Safe to Speak Up at Work? Psychological safety is a climate in which one feels one has the freedom to be candid and where interpersonal ‘risks’ such as making mistakes, speaking up, raising concerns and sharing half-baked ideas...
The flip side of empathy

The flip side of empathy

From the WorkLife podcast episode- We should allow sad days, not just sick days Empathy is a big theme when we talk about mental health at work- we want empathy from our coworkers, our clients, our bosses and our bosses’ bosses. Paul Bloom, psychologist at University...
Myths about mental health in the workplace

Myths about mental health in the workplace

From the WorkLife podcast episode- We should allow sad days, not just sick days Mental health at work is not something that we often talk about. We feel overwhelmed, stressed, lonely, and these emotions can affect us in our jobs. Dr. Adam Grant in his podcast says...