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Inpatient programs

Access to any the inpatient programs at Pine Rivers Private Hospital is available via referral.

Your GP will be able to assist you with obtaining a referral to a psychiatrist who is accredited at the hospital and who can organise your admission.

  • Alcohol and Drug Program
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Individual Therapy
  • Inpatient Group Therapy Program
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

The comprehensive Inpatient Group Program offers a number of group therapy sessions facilitated by our experienced clinical team.

The program involves psycho-educational and skills focussed sessions derived from evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Practices.

As such, the program offers patients the opportunity to:

  • Develop strategies to enhance mental health
  • Enjoy creative and therapeutic activies
  • Explore issues relevant to recovery
  • Gain insight and understanding of mental illness and dependency
  • Learn and practice new and adaptive coping skills.


Pine Rivers Inpatient Pain Program is suitable for patient suffering from chronic pain and a comorbid mental health diagnosis

Development of this program involved our clinical psychologists, exercise physiologist, consultant psychiatrist and pain specialist. The group is primarily facilitated by our clinical psychologist and exercise physiologist.

The program aims to enable patients to:

  • Develop an understanding of chronic pain and its impact from a biopsychosocial perspective.
  • Develop and practice adaptive coping strategies for pain and emotional distress.
  • Learn the concepts of behavioural activation and pacing.
  • Develop and work toward value driven goals.
  • Learn techniques to manage unhelpful thoughts which exacerbate distress
  • Understand the relationship between depression and/or anxiety and pain.
  • Improve communication and social support, including conflict resolution.
  • Address grief and loss.
  • Reduce the functional and emotional impact of chronic pain.


EMDR Therapy is used in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Complex Trauma. EMDR occurs alongside the hospitals group therapy program,

EMDR therapy is a powerful psychological treatment that has been extensively researched and proven to be effective in the treatment of trauma, as well as many other psychological conditions.

The therapy works on the primary basis that traumatic memories remain trapped and ‘frozen in time’, unable to be resolved through the mind’s usual pathway for processing life events – REM. sleep.

Treatment planning is an ongoing process and will occur in collaboration with each patient.

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