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Dr Melody Tan

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

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(on maternity leave)

Melody is a clinical psychologist registrar who provides professional psychological therapy and support for individuals struggling with mental health issues. With prior experience at early childhood intervention centres, non-profit organisations and mental health inpatient settings, Melody is passionate about supporting individuals across diverse socio-cultural backgrounds and different age groups, including children, adolescents, and adults.

Melody is trained in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions through an integration of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, attachment-based therapy as well as effective parenting programs. She believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and will tailor treatment plans to help you develop insights and awareness, manage your difficulties, and achieve personal wellbeing. More importantly, Melody enjoys working collaboratively and creatively with you to develop therapeutic goals in line with your values and strengths.

She can help you with:

  • Adjustment issues
  • Anger and behavioural issues
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Attachment-related issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Interpersonal and relationship issues
  • Perinatal
  • Sleep issues
  • Trauma experiences, Post-traumatic stress

Education & Experience

Melody has been awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology-Class 1 Honours) from the University of Wollongong. Over the course of her study, Melody has received three Dean’s Merit List awards and the University Postgraduate Scholarship award. Her research focuses on the relationship between social functioning, loneliness, and social support along the psychosis continuum. Her research contributes to the current understanding of early risk for psychosis and draws attention to the need to offer support for individuals who feel lonely and/or experience poor social functioning, albeit without a mental health diagnosis. This further highlights the importance of promoting mental wellbeing and recovery beyond clinical symptoms.

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