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At the Institute for Social Neuroscience (ISN) Psychology , we take a broad approach to the study of psychology, employing the cross-disciplinary approach of social neuroscience. This new discipline investigates the complex interrelationship between our physiology, molecular makeup, our neuroscience and our social environment to further understand the psychology of human behaviour.

As part of the institute, ISN Clinic has access to the latest evidence-based treatments and up-to-date research in the field of psychology.

ISN Clinic Heath and Wellness Centre uses evidence-based techniques from across the world to provide the latest in treatment methods for a range of psychological issues. We carefully establish treatment goals and then regularly monitor the progress of each client to measure effectiveness and success.

An important part of this Centre is a focus on building  mental toughness and resilience which can help individuals fulfil life goals and challenges at optimal human performance.  Our ISN Human Performance Clinic is part of the ISN Clinic Health and Wellness Centre to help you excel in all aspects of life.  We understand the psychological factors that contribute to peak performance and wellbeing.


Our focus is on maintaining optimal human performance throughout life by reducing distress, improving quality of life, enhancing relationships and building resilience.

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Our Institute

The Institute for Social Neuroscience aims to investigate the basis of character and temperament through the study of psychology and to apply these findings to improving the health of individuals and societies. 

ISN Psychology offers a Psychology degree path delivered by leading academics in the fields of psychology and clinical practice. Combining supervised clinical experience and expert teaching, our degrees will provide graduates with a well-rounded psychology education,  so that they are as well prepared as possible for their careers.

Our Clinic provides advanced treatments for mental health issues with the goal of restoring mind body balance and promoting resilience and wellbeing. We apply the latest research findings and technological innovations to improve existing treatments methods. We also offer a range of other psychological services in neuropsychological, cognitive and educational assessments.

ISN Psychology also conducts research within core themes of the institute undertaking purpose driven research to deliver new knowledge, advances in clinical practice and/or commercial clinical and translational outcomes.  

Multidisciplinary Education, Clinic and Research

Throughout most of the 20th century, social and biological sciences were widely viewed as incompatible. The new field of Social Neuroscience challenges that belief.

Social neuroscience looks at the effect of our social environment, ecology, and metabolic functions on shaping the mind, brain, physical heath and behaviour of individuals

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Our Mission is to realise the vision of thriving minds and societies in an evolving world through leading research, development, education, clinical services and partnerships.

ISN Psychology

ISN Psychology offers undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees delivered by leading academics in the fields of psychology with a clinical and translational perspective. 

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ISN Clinic Health and Wellness Centre

The ISN Clinic offers counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and parents.

We to provide evidence-based  assessment and treatment options.


Our staff have a wide range of experience, and assist to facilitate assessments and interventions in areas such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and panic

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Body image and eating disorders

  • Relationship Problems

  • Stress

  • Work/Study Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Adjustment Problems

  • Personality Disorders

  • Sleep disorders


These services are a high quality yet accessible option for clients and referrers.

Please contact us to determine if we are the service for you, as well as any terms or conditions that may apply before booking an appointment.

Health & Wellness

ISN Human Performance Clinic

ISN Human Performance Clinic is part of the ISN Clinic Health and Wellness Centre.


Evidence-based approaches are used to not only enhance performance but to provide expertise is such areas as health and wellness coaching, anxiety and stress management, concentration and mental preparation, overtraining and burnout, team building and leadership, weight management, debriefing and program evaluation, recovery and restoration, injury rehabilitation, psychological assessment, career transitions, coping strategies, and balancing sport, study, employment, and family life.

We understand the psychological factors that contribute to peak performance and wellbeing. Exploration of these factors includes consideration of psychological assessment; ethics in sport and exercise psychology; sports medicine; the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation from injury; team dynamics and group culture; and the application of psychological interventions to optimise wellbeing and performance. 

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What’s News at ISN

Clinical Trials for new ADHD intervention

Child Mental Health Research Centre Collaboration with ISN Clinic

Apply now for midyear 2022 intake.  our courses are offered face-to-face at ISN Psychology’s Ivanhoe campus in Melbourne, Victoria and telecast live online to create flexibility in learning. The campus is set in Ivanhoe, near the Austin medical precinct where students will benefit from ISN Psychology’s collaboration with world-class research organisations. All ISN Psychology courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

New Teaching and Clinical Hub in Kew

Coming Soon Q3, 2022

ISN will soon have a new centre of excellence in teaching and practice.  ISN Clinic Health and Wellbeing Centre will incorporate the ISN Human Performance Clinic. This new site in Cothom Road Kew is situated only 100m from Glenferrie Road and approximately 5km east of Melbourne’s CBD. The site enjoys excellent public transport access with trams passing the front door at Cotham Road and Glenferrie Road.

Our Staff

Book an appointment for one of our many services

Through our clinical practice, our research program and our psychology college, we are establishing an academic hub of innovation that contributes to society through a greater understanding of behaviour and human nature.  All this is possible through our expert staff.

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