Psychologist

sep-iconDr Jagdish Dua

Psychology and Counselling – Psychologist: PhD, MAPS, MCHP

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Jagdish Dua is the Psychologist at Star City Medical Centre. He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney.

He is a

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Member of the APS College of Health Psychologists
  • Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Jagdish is registered with Medicare and is accredited to provide mental health services to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
  • Workcover clients
  • Motor Accident clients
  • Clients experiencing Self-harm issues

Our Psychologist works with clients experiencing a broad range of mental health or emotional health issues, for example,

  • Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
  • Depression
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Adjustment Problems
  • Anger Problems
  • Stress and Post-traumatic Stress
  • Bereavement Issues
  • Addiction issues
  • Relationship Issues

In working with people suffering from a mental disorder, the Psychologist uses many procedures, for example,

  • Cognitive-behaviour Therapy
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Relaxation-based Procedures
  • Meditation-based Procedures
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Self-help therapies
  • Psycho-education

Mental Health Treatment Plans

The GP Mental Health Treatment Plans are for patients with a mental disorder who would benefit from a structured approach to the management of their treatment needs. Mental disorder is a term used to describe a range of clinically diagnosable disorders that significantly interfere with an individual thinking, behavior, socialisation and emotions. These disorders can vary from stress and minor depression to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The treatment plan involves a discussion between your doctor and you regarding assessment, your needs, goals and actions, referrals and required treatment/services, and review date. You or your doctor might suggest a referral to any of the following professionals for further management of your disorder:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Appropriately trained GP

Medicare benefits are available for up to ten (10) mental health services per eligible patient, per calendar year, to help with the cost of attending these health professionals.

Available on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Fee :

  • Centrelink Concession Card :
    You are entitled to get 10 free visits with Psychologist if you have got Mental Health Care plan from your GP.
  • Non Concession card :
    You have to pay $120 and you will get rebate of $84 from Medicare as long as you have got Mental Health Care plan from your GP.