South Brisbane Psychology - Children, Teen & Adults. Tel: 3133 0610


Evidence based psychological interventions are used at Brilliant Minds Psychology

The psychologists at Brilliant Minds Psychology are trained in a number of therapies, including CBT, ACT, social skills interventions, motivational interviewing, schema therapy, DBT, behaviour therapy.  We are also guided by attachment based theories and neuroscience theories in our clinical work.  All our interventions are guided by a formulation which provides information on factors maintaining curent difficulties - all of these areas are often targeted in therapy. When working with children, this often includes working with parents or the family system.

What is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a short-term therapy. The application of CBT varies according to the problem being addressed, but is essentially a collaborative and individualised program that helps individuals to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and learn or relearn healthier skills and habits. CBT has been practised widely for more than 30 years. It has been researched extensively, and has demonstrated effectiveness with a variety of emotional psychological and psychiatric difficulties.
It is also continually evolving, and third wave CBT therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cogntiive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and others are increasingly being used for a variety of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) - ACT is based on the scientific understanding that human language and thinking is a source of our suffering and that ongoing attempts to get rid of ‘symptoms’ can create suffering. ACT  includes mindfulness, action guided by values, cognitive defusion (getting unstuck from thoughts)  and a range of other tools.