PgDipSci (Health Psychology),
MSc (Health Psychology),
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 provides assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Additionally, she has experience working with children, adolescents, and families to manage depression, anxiety, school refusal, and behavioural difficulties. Jade has worked with people with cancer and their families, providing psychological support for emotional difficulties related to cancer diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end of life issues.
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.
In addition to her work at Southside Health and Wellbeing, Jade works in a spinal injuries unit to support patients in their adjustment to their injury and related psychosocial distress. She also works at a weight loss clinic, where her role involves assessing suitability for surgical and endoscopic procedures, teaching strategies to facilitate lasting lifestyle changes, and treating eating disorders that may be barriers to patients’ health goals.
Jade takes a warm, empathic, and non-judgemental approach to working with clients. She values working collaboratively with clients to explore and better understand their difficulties, and to identify effective ways to manage their struggles. 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.