services

Training

Mentha Consulting offers training on a range of psychological areas with a specialist focus on:

  • Motivational Interviewing: Foundation Skills to Advanced, MI and Supervision, and MI and specialist applications
  • Substance misuse and treatment
  • Therapeutic process
  • Clinical formulation
  • Working with complexity
  • Effective communication.

Training can be tailored to the needs of the organisations, ranging from a one hour in service to a structured course conducted over five days.

Training draws on adult learning principles, incorporating a range of learning styles, experiential learning and coached skill development. It is important that training occurs in a positive environment, where participants feel safe, respected and have the opportunity to relate the training to their area of work.

Supervision and mentoring

Supervision is a valuable process to help both new and more experienced professionals to grow, challenge themselves and flourish. Supervision provides a safe environment in which to explore strengths and concerns, develop and practice skills, and consider broader professional direction.

While the primary supervision practice is within the discipline of psychology, supervision may be contracted to cover specific areas of concerns, such working with substance misuse, developing and deepening skills in MI, improving communication skills and managing change processes.

Consulting

While training is an important part of acquiring and enhancing skills, there is far more to workforce development than providing professional workshops. Mentha Consulting can assist organisations to assess their needs and develop more comprehensive approach to addressing challenges and facilitating effective outcomes.

Research indicates that while one or two day trainings may be helpful, our transfer of learning in to practice may be limited when the acquisition of skills is not reinforced through coaching, feedback and environmental support for ongoing learning.

The best learning outcomes occur when training is supported with careful preparation prior to commencement and strategies to facilitate implementation and practice of the skills after the workshop is complete.

Consulting services also extend to providing a broader review of how organisations are engaging clients in the change process and improving management of substance misuse within health, mental health and community care settings.

Program development

Mentha Consulting is available for the development of innovative programs that are responsive to the realities of the change process. Previous programs include a prison-based drug and alcohol treatment program, written in collaboration with Forensic and Clinical Psychologist Dr Kylie Thomson.

Psychological services

Helen offers a limited private practice based in the inner city suburb of North Carlton in Melbourne.