PgDipSci (Health Psych),
MSc (Health Psych),
AREAS OF PRACTICE INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
JADE CHAN holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science in Health Psychology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Jade has experience providing assessment and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, she has worked extensively with people with significant medical illness, injury, and/or disability to offer psychological support for their adjustment and related psychosocial distress, including end of life issues.
Jade also has specialised experience working in the bariatric setting (including both surgical and endoscopic weight loss procedures). Her work has included assessing patients’ suitability for weight loss procedures, teaching strategies to facilitate lasting lifestyle changes, and treating disordered eating that may be barriers to patients’ health goals.
In addition to her work at Southside Health and Wellbeing, Jade also has a role at a public hospital providing psychological care to patients with medical illness and disability across the spinal cord injury and general rehabilitation units.
Jade's PhD research aimed to improve health outcomes of bariatric surgery patients by identifying psychosocial factors that impact patients’ ability to follow healthcare instructions after bariatric surgery. She has also been involved in research at The Australian National University to develop an online mental health clinic for university students.
Jade takes a warm, empathic, and non-judgemental approach to working with clients. She works collaboratively with clients to better understand their difficulties and to identify effective ways to manage their struggles. She seeks to build up clients’ existing strengths and values to help them move toward their goals. Jade draws from a range of therapy modalities to address each clients’ unique concerns including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and schema therapy. Jade works with adolescents, adults, and families.
Anxiety Clinical Psychology Coping with a Serious Illness Depression Eating Disorders Grief / Loss and Bereavement Interpersonal Difficulties Marital / Family and Relationship Issues Obsessions and Compulsive Behaviour Disorders Pain Management / Chronic Pain Sleep Issues