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Caring for the Mental Health of Victorians, by providing:

Psychology Assessment and Treatment at our many clinics

Caring for the Mental Health of Victorians, by providing:

Research and Consultancy for Mental Health Issues

Caring for the Mental Health of Victorians, by providing:

Short Courses for Mental Health Professionals

Organisational Development and Coaching Consultancy by providing:

Support to Organisations through Leadership Coaching and Workforce Learning and Consultancy

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

Enrolments Now Open for 2018

2018 Course Guide


The School has developed an outstanding teaching program and an excellent reputation for the education of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.
The high quality of our courses means that our graduates obtain the highest possible standards.

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At Cairnmillar’s psychology clinic, we offer quality affordable counselling sessions with highly recommended psychologists.
Our Psychologists aim to provide cost-effective therapy to clients understanding that engagement with therapy requires an extended personal and financial investment.

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The Short Course Centre plays an important role in enhancing the contribution that Cairnmillar make to the psychological health of the community.

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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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December Goodminds Newsletter

Click here to read about Cairnmillar’s milestone year including becoming a registered VET Provider, how we are assisting children with special needs, and how religiosity predicts better responses to therapy…

Anxiety Support Group

This support group allows people to express their feelings and provides a forum for discussion in a safe and confidential environment, amongst peers.

Leadership Development Discussion Group

The leadership development discussion group is designed to provide a forum to extend leadership learning and development in a safe and confidential environment, amongst peers.