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Posted on June 28, 2013 in Other - 1

Can’t Sleep? Try Towards Better Sleep

Please note that due to current (5.5.20) COVID19 social distancing restrictions, Towards Better Sleep is on hold until further notice. To see one of the Psychologists at Psychology Consultants about your sleep concerns, visit our team page. 

If you suffer from insomnia or long term sleep problems, you may benefit from our group programme, Towards Better Sleep. To register for the next programme call (07) 3356 8255 or email tbs@psychologyconsultants.com.au Groups runs with 9 people or less so places are limited.

Towards Better Sleep (TBS) is a proven six session group program assisting people who suffer from insomnia and other sleep related problems. Conducted by consultant psychiatrist, Dr Curt Gray and clinical psychologist, Kathryn Smith, in groups of 9 or less the sessions run over six weeks and provide participants with proven techniques to effectively improve sleep.

TBS is a cognitive behavioural treatment programme that has been effectively treating insomnia for over 15 years. The Brisbane based programme uses evidence based techniques meaning they have been scientifically proven to be effective in treating insomnia. Focusing on education, behavioural techniques, correcting faulty thinking and relaxation strategies, the programme runs on demand throughout the year at Psychology Consultant’s Morningside practice, located at Level 1, 18 Thynne Road, Morningside, Brisbane.

Each session costs $100.00 to attend, however we request full programme payment of $400.00 prior to the programmes’ commencement. The medicare rebate currently stands at $43.25 (as at 1 Nov 2011). GPs can refer by downloading the direct referral form and more information can be found in our Client Information Brochure

About TBS Facilitators

TBS Facilitators: Kathryn Smith & Dr Curt Gray

Kathryn Smith
 graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1994 having obtained a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology and Education, and a Masters of Clinical Psychology.  She has worked in outpatient, community and inpatient settings within the public sector in Tasmania and Brisbane.  Her areas of interest include cognitive behavioural therapy, testing, and the treatment of anxiety disorders.  She moved to Queensland in 1999 and worked for both Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals in senior positions.  She is now in full time private practice and co-director of the firm Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd. She is a fully registered psychologist, a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and a full member of the College of Clinical Psychologists.

Dr Curt Gray completed his medical degree in 1985 and began specialist training in psychiatry in 1988.  He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has been a registered psychiatrist with the Medical Board of Queensland since 1993.  From that time he ran a successful Brisbane private practice in general adult psychiatry and attended the Princess Alexandra Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer.  From early 2007 to late 2010 he held the position of Clinical Director, and Senior Specialist, at the Gold Coast Hospital Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service, before he moved to be Senior Specialist at The Prince Charles Hospital until the end of 2014. Since then he has been in private practice.  He has a major clinical interest, and considerable experience, in the area of Sleep Disorders Medicine, especially the assessment and management of insomnia disorders.  He is a recent member of the RANZCP Federal Committee for Examinations and is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association, where he is involved in the Special Interest Group on Insomnia.

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For further information visit www.towardsbettersleep.com.au or to register your interest in the next available group, please phone (07) 3356 8255 or email tbs@psychologyconsultants.com.au

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