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The Brisbane ACT Centre is passionate about giving you the tools you need. From admin and billing to referrals and marketing,  we help you to be your best.

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We’re a coalition of independent practitioners passionate about ACT. Working at the Brisbane ACT Centre gives you the freedom to pursue your personal goals as a therapist.

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It’s difficult working for yourself. The Brisbane ACT Centre brings together a group of passionate therapists to support and learn from one another.

Join Our Values-Based Community

The Brisbane ACT Centre is Queensland’s centre of excellence in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We are a partnership of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists and occupational therapists committed to growing, learning and prospering together.  We’re now well-known with a large, growing referral base thanks to an exploding ACT evidence-base and community awareness. We are passionate ACT practitioners working together to grow as therapists and meet our goals. We work with adults, adolescents and young people teaching cutting-edge ACT skills to maximise valued living.

With a beautiful facility, excellent reception staff and software, marketing support and a group of talented and likeminded practitioners; the Brisbane ACT Centre is the perfect place to work as a therapist with the support, freedom and community that you need. We’re looking for more Clinical Psychologists passionate about ACT to join us. With a beautiful clinic, wonderful reception support, active marketing and a group of talented practitioners, the Brisbane ACT Centre is the perfect place to work. We offer you support, community and personal freedom. We promote our new practitioners to our solid referral base. We’ve created the ideal atmosphere for keen ACT therapists to work.

We welcome therapists passionate about ACT to join us in a collaborative and supportive environment. Our space is located in Milton, just outside of the city with easy public transport access and plenty of parking. Our fees go towards renting this beautiful space, marketing the centre, the reception management software and our reception staff.

I love that at the Brisbane ACT Centre, there is a shared philosophy between clients and therapists that is very empowering.   I get to help clients work out the ways in which they have gotten stuck or narrowed, and actions they can take to have a richer life.  It is less about labelling, diagnosing or treating.  It is more about finding a shared understanding of the problem and teaching skills that are helpful in the long term.   I find this work very creative and energising, and being with like-minded supportive health professionals makes it even more so.

Dr. Nga Tran

Psychiatrist, Brisbane ACT Centre

Rob and the team have created a wonderful environment for any practitioner to work in: the learning and development opportunities, number of referrals, administration support, rooms and location are all excellent. I appreciated my time here greatly and I highly recommend the Brisbane ACT Centre to fellow practitioners.

Saskia Stekhoven

Clinical Psychologist

Brisbane ACT Centre was created to provide a nurturing community for private ACT therapists of all disciplines, helping their clients grow psychological flexibility and vital lives while doing the same for our practitioners. A core value is to support our practitioners in the many challenges of private practice including marketing, clinical isolation, administrative stress, and ongoing professional development. The science and compassion of psychological flexibility and valued action support all our initiatives, toward steady and sustained personal and professional growth. We are becoming well known as Queensland’s Centre of ACT expertise in the Brisbane healthcare community, come join our team!

Dr. Rob Purssey

Founder of BAC, Psychiatrist

I truly enjoyed my experience at the Brisbane ACT Centre. The team were so warm and welcoming and the service standards are of a high quality. But most importantly they care about their people and they care about the clients. I do miss the centre and hopefully in the next year will return.

Michelle Carroll-Walden

Psychologist

The Details

The Brisbane ACT Centre has four large rooms available, 3 of which have large windows with a view of greenery. The space has been recently purpose refurbished for us, including sound proofing for your clients comfort. We tailored our rooms to therapists needs. Our rooms vary in size between 10 square metres at the smallest and 23 square metres at the largest. Each room is outfitted with comfortable and attractive chairs and furniture. Photographs by local artists adorn the walls.

Joining the BAC means being supported in building your practice cost effectively with a group of like-minded individuals. We rent our rooms out, in daytime or evening session blocks charging a standard room fee per session filled. We have a terrific reception team that manage this process, and we’re developing an online booking system.

 

 

Brisbane ACT Centre in Milton offers you:

*   Beautiful, central, purpose built Milton clinic, with group / training rooms.

*   Soundproof, spacious, comfortable rooms with lovely garden views.

*   Full admin support – reception, bookings, reminder service and billings.

*   CorePlus web bookings and electronic records accessible anywhere, anytime.

*   Medical Objects, personal BAC email, CorePlus integration with Xero accounting.

*   Active and strategic marketing, Google Adwords, Facebook, BAC Director GP visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we looking for?

The new Brisbane ACT Centre practitioner we need is:

  • A Clinical Psychologist with thorough ACT training, experience and passion.
  • Preferably Masters Degree, Doctorate, or PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Strongly self-motivated, and also enjoys being part of a coherent collegial team.

Able to see clients at least two days a week, including an evening – and weekend if possible.

Full psychology registration, Medicare provider number, has ABN, Better Access eligible.

Enthusiasm / experience running groups would be great, large rooms are designed for groups.

How Does it Work?

To join the Brisbane ACT Centre community you reserve specific weekly session blocks: 4 sessions in the morning or afternoon, or 3 sessions in the evening. Minimal payment of one session per block, thereafter only as sessions are filled seeing clients. You get to be part of a community of likeminded therapists passionate about ACT, use the room for your scheduled times, including online clinical notes and practice management system, internet, phone, reception staff and software, eftpos facilities, marketing support, a profile including video on our website, and the freedom to set your own hours.

Can I Practice Away From the Centre?

Of course! The Brisbane ACT Centre has no restriction on its members practicing away from the centre, apart from using the clinic’s logo for outside work.

Why Should I work at the Brisbane ACT Centre?

The Brisbane ACT Centre is Queensland’s home for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. If you’re passionate about ACT we have a lot to offer you. It’s tough working for yourself, and we want to support you in doing that. Joining the Brisbane ACT Centre takes the hassle out of private practice. Allowing you to learn and grow with a community of talented, warm and kind therapists in a safe and nurturing environment.

What do I need?

Practitioners at the Brisbane ACT Centre must maintain a professional group membership and appropriate professional indemnity insurance. Membership of the ACBS is strong encouraged, as is ANZ chapter membership and SIG involvement.

How does Payment Work?

Fees are invoiced each week for the previous week’s Centre usage, minimum of one session per block, thereafter only as sessions are filled seeing clients, via direct transfer, credit card or whatever mode suits you best. Fees paid to the centre go towards the CorePlus management software, online booking system, internet and phone, our reception staff and renting the space.

I joined the Brisbane ACT Centre in January 2014 and thoroughly enjoy working here. There is a wonderful collegial atmosphere and absolute generosity with resources.  The centre engages actively in marketing and has been effective at ensuring a steady flow of referrals.  Both receptionists are lovely and work tirelessly to confirm appointments and manage the waiting list. I have no hesitation in recommending the Brisbane ACT Centre as a great place to work.

Renae Garrett

Psychologist

The highlights of  my time working at the Brisbane ACT centre were Rob’s enormous enthusiasm for the ACT model and his tireless support of providing the latest research and articles to all the team; the incredibly supportive reception and admin team and the sense of working with a group of colleagues who share a framework and professional vision for delivering therapeutic counselling and support from a Values rich ACT perspective. I hope to maintain a relationship with the team and to work at the Centre again in the future.

Di Gibson

Mental Health Social Worker

My experience of being a private practice Psychologist is that with the independence comes a sense of isolation, even with the regular peer supervision and other PD.  When I started working at the Brisbane ACT Centre, it brought me in direct contact with like-minded therapists who work from this empowering, Client-focused perspective.  I love being part of this community whilst still maintaining my level of independence.  Having regular meetings, the ability to speak with someone in the corridor, or flick someone an email gives me a great sense of support and connectedness.  I feel grateful to the Brisbane ACT Centre for helping me grow as a therapist, for helping Clients find me, and for supporting me in helping my Clients.

Nikita Kotlarov

Psychologist & Counsellor, Mindzone

Working at BAC was a positive experience that I would recommend. I particularly enjoyed the monthly peer supervision opportunity, the support from a great front office team, and the sense of united purpose amongst the team of ACT therapists.

Claire Marshall

Clinical Psychologist

Plans and Pricing

We have four rooms available.

Office One is available for evening blocks, Monday to Friday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Office one includes a data projected and is well suited to group meetings.

All rooms include phone, internet, booking through CorePlus and our excellent reception team.

Weekend day blocks use the rooms evening rate.

Even if you’re working in the evening you get the advantage of the receptionist for bookings and billing.

For further information please contact the director, Dr Rob Purssey.

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