Our vision is to advance the delivery of innovative and accessible psychological services and professional mental health education throughout Australia.

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

  • Training the Effective Supervisor - June 2021

    Our Psychology Board of Australia-approved Supervisor training course delivers all components for registered psychologists to become supervisors. Read more

  • ASIST - July 2021

    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

News

  • Join our mid-year Information Evenings

    Considering a career in psychology or counselling? Talk directly to our staff, current students, and alumni, at our upcoming Information Evenings and feel confident about applying for study. Read more

  • We are hiring!

    If you would like to have an impact on the next generation of psychology practitioners, or have a passion for effecting change in others through education and training.…. then our latest job offerings may be for you! Read more

  • Start your journey to a counselling or psychology career today!

    Study human behaviour and advance your career opportunities through our mid-year intake. Read more