Book an appointment with one of our Psychologists at the Melbourne Centre for ISTDP...

We are internationally trained and fully qualified Clinical Psychologists providing treatment in Melbourne, VIC and on the Gold Coast, QLD

We are here to help you!

The Melbourne Centre for ISTDP is a group of registered Clinical Psychologists that have been fully trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), which is a form of psychotherapy that recognises that the healthy experience, and the healthy expression, of emotions is central to good mental health. We are proud to have the following clinically trained and qualified Psychologists working at the Melbourne Centre for ISTDP:

Dr Stephen Arthey

Dr Arthey is a registered clinical psychologist working on the Gold Coast, QLD. He is in full-time private practice where he provides training to other health professionals as well as treatment for adults and older adolescents with a range of psychological problems.

Dr Arthey was the Senior Clinical Psychologist at a large private psychiatric hospital in Melbourne for many years. During that time he developed and managed treatment programs for adults with eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality problems. He has recently relocated to the Gold Coast, QLD due to the growth of the Melbourne Centre for ISTDP.

Dr Arthey is a highly respected ISTDP practitioner and is well regarded as being an expert teacher of ISTDP. He provides training to other health professionals and is bust running one of the largest training programs of ISTDP. His training commitments include core training programs and supervision and in ISTDP. He is a certified IEDTA teacher/supervisor and his core training programs have also received IEDTA certification.

Ph: 0421 641 912 steve@mcistdp.com.au

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Dr Jasmina Markovski

Dr Markovski is a registered clinical psychologist now working from the Gold Coast, QLD. Dr Markovski has a Ph.D. in the assessment and treatment of chronic depression and currently works part-time in private practice.

She has previously worked in several private psychiatric hospitals where she provided individual and group treatment for patients attneding Day Program services. She currently works in private practice on the Gold Coast, QLD where she treats adults and older adolescents with a range of psychological problems.

Ph: 0403 127 421 jas@mcistdp.com.au

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Dr Dion Nowoweiski

Dr Dion Nowoweiski is a registered clinical psychologist and a board approved supervisor. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and has conducted research in the areas of anxiety, eating disorders, and child maltreatment. He currently works in private practice and specialises in the treatment of eating disorders as well as treating problems for people with medically related issues. He treats adults and older adolescents.

Dr Dion Nowoweiski also works part-time as the Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's Health in the IBD Clinic where he provides treatment for people diagnosed with Chron's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Dr Dion Nowoweiski has previously worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Wellness and Recovery Centre, which is the specialist eating disorders service run through Monash Health and as a Senior Clinical Psychoplogist at the Mid West Primary Mental Health Team. He also worked at The Melbourne Clinic - Eating Disorders Program, The Albert Road Clinic - Adult Psychiatric Unit, and St Vincent’s - Body Image and Eating Disorders Service where he developed and evaluated a pilot day treatment program for eating disorders. In addition, Dr Nowoweiski also provides clinical supervision and training to other psychologists.

He has received advanced training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) under the guidance of Dr Allan Abbass in Halifax, Canada and provides core training in ISTDP in Melbourne and offers workshops and training in ISTDP. He is a certified IEDTA teacher/supervisor and his core training program has also received IEDTA certification.

Ph: 0412 450 950 dion@bluexpress.com.au

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Dr Sarah Nowoweiski

Dr Sarah Nowoweiski is a registered clinical and health psychologist and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA). She received her Doctor of Psychology from Deakin University and has conducted research in the areas of women's reproductive issues, fertility and birth related experiences. She currently works in private practice part-time and specialises in the treatment of issues related to fertility and perinatal health.

Dr Sarah Nowoweiski also works part-time as the Counselling Manager at Number 1 Fertility and has previosuly worked as a Senior Counsellor at Melbourne IVF. She has extensive experience in providing support for people undertaking fertility treatment. She has also worked at Monash IVF and The Austin Parent Infant Research Institute.

She has received advanced training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) under the guidance of Dr Allan Abbass in Halifax, Canada.

Ph: 0421 060 757 sarah@bluexpress.com.au

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Why Choose Us?

Because we are different...

We're here to help you get the most out of treatment

Melbourne Centre for ISTDP was started to provide therapy, workshops, training and research into Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Our experience has demonstrated to us the importance of relationships in helping people to grow and develop, and this is incorporated into our approach. From our experience, clients who do well in therapy typically learn ways of improving their relationships with close others, even when this is not the primary reason for counselling. As such, we keep relationships in mind throughout the process of therapy, in order to help clients to grow and develop outside of therapy.

ISTDP draws from contemporary psychological theories, including theories of attachment, relationships, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology and the treatment is capable of being tailored to your individual needs.

Our Glen Iris location is designed to allow convenient access to psychology services for those living or working in surrounding areas, such as Boroondara (including Glen Iris, Malvern, Ashburton, Armadale and Toorak), Monash (including Ashwood, Burwood, Glen Waverley and Mt Waverley), Manningham (including suburbs such as Doncaster East, Donvale, Templestowe, Bulleen, and Warrandyte), Nillumbik (including Eltham), Banyule (including suburbs such as Heidelberg, Macleod, and Montmorency) Whitehorse (including suburbs such as Burwood, Blackburn, Box Hill, and Mitcham), Boroondara (including suburbs such as Balwyn, Surrey Hills, and Kew), and Maroondah (including suburbs such as Ringwood and Croydon).

However, many of our clients are willing to travel from other areas in Melbourne and interstate in order to access a service that result in lasting changes.

Block Therapy Availability

If you are unable to attend regular appointments

Block therapy is available if you need to travel to access treatment

Block Therapy is an alternative form of ISTDP treatment that can be provided for people who need to travel long distances or are unable to attend regular appointent (e.g., monthly). For those living out of state, “block therapy” is an option. In block therapy, the entire course of treatment is conducted via 3-4 hour blocks ususally on a monthly basis.

Block Therapy needs to be arranged in advance due to scheduling. Please contact Dr Stephen Arthey or Dr Dion Nowoweiski to find out more about availability for a course of Block Therapy.