Patients with mental health illnesses can be treated with medication, psychological therapy or a combination of both.
But what exactly do psychologists do? Which patients go to them? Which doctors interact with them?
In this episode, Juliette talks about what clinical psychology is, why she hasn’t locked her car lately and how examination stress can affect doctors and medical students.
About the guest speaker
Juliette Drobny is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and lecturer at the University of Sydney, where she obtained her PhD. Formerly the Head of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit at Westmead Hospital, she is involved in the development of educational and training materials for doctors and allied health professionals. She also runs her own private practice focussing on anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and depression.
Juliette particularly enjoys working with young people and students, helping them overcome problems with study and procrastination, borrowing from her own experience as a PhD student where she became highly proficient in playing the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique (despite being a very amateur pianist) as a consequence of her own procrastination. She recently adopted an anxious rescue cat believing her skills would make for a good marriage. It was.
Opening and closing themes by Lily Chen.