Esteemed Clinical Psychologist from Sydney, Dr Yuliya Richard and her team has developed a series of online programs that tackle drinking and intimate violence concerns, after noticing a rise with the Australian-wide COVID-19 impacted lockdowns.
A recent article in the Drug and Alcohol Review found that the way Australians are consuming alcohol is changing, with the purchase of alcohol rising by 34% since Australia first went into lockdown in March.
“Since lockdown commenced, I have seen more and more clients presenting to me with alcohol abuse and relationship problems and conflicts at home including intimate partner violence” says Dr Richard.
“I have noticed what start out as minor coping mechanisms such as the occasional glass of wine after a stressful day, turn into bad habits, and this is when they affect our lives.”
The programs are 100% online, cost $199 and provide a deep dive into an array of course materials on dedicated courses for anger management, binge drinking and repairing relationships.
The courses go through strategies and techniques you’d normally have to see a Psychologist for a number of sessions, and this is all for the price of one session.
“The problem with impulsiveness is that it might feel good in the moment but it leads to feelings of regret and shame, and once impulsiveness turns into bad habits they’re hard to change. With our online courses we get to the root source of the urges and triggers around certain behaviours.”.