Our vision is to deliver innovative high quality, accessible psychological services and professional education.

Welcome to the Cairnmillar Institute. We are a not for profit organisation and a registered health promotion charity. For almost 60 years Cairnmillar has provided psychological services at their clinics in Dandenong, Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

Cairnmillar also offers professional short courses and higher education programs through their School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Psychology Clinic Services

As part of our mission as a not-for-profit charity, we extend our traditional psychology services to include a low-cost community clinic.

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Postgraduate Courses

We now have several pathways for people to become psychologists through our Doctorate and Masters Degrees, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Mental Health Research

Taking basic psychological theory and empirical findings, and turning them into evaluated and applied outcomes for the benefit of the community.

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Appeals

Our targeted community programs, partnerships, volunteers and alumni help us to support our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our broader community.

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100%

of donations going directly to services.

58 years

experience in providing counselling and mental health education to the community.

9000 sessions

of low cost counselling per year to those who otherwise could not afford psychological assistance. 

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Events

  • ASIST - July 2020

    Internationally recognised, our internationally recognised Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop equips individuals to assist those at risk of suicide to keep safe and access further support. Read more

  • Counselling Skills (Foundational) - August 2020

    Through hands-on exercises and supported role-plays, participants will experience and get to apply the knowledge, processes and core skills required to become an effective ethical counsellor. Read more

News

  • Fast track your qualification in Clinical Psychology

    Fast track your qualification in Clinical Psychology though our Post Registration Master’s degree. Study full or part time and benefit from our blended online training with face to face intensive classes. Learn more here. Read more

  • Goodminds June 2020 Newsletter

    Contributing to people devastated by the recent bush fires - Compassion, a key to eating disorders - Life as a spiritual leader, the never ending session Read more

  • Stay safe, stay well – Coronavirus Update

    Cairnmillar is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone. Our Psychologists and Academic Staff are currently working as per usual, with many processes in place to ensure quality care. Read more