During the program, residential clients are seen by our Psychiatrist, Dr Ranvir Sood. These sessions focus on assessing the motivations that drive addiction in order to not only help the individual, but also their partner or family members. The family sessions aim to provide strategies and plans to help the person who is struggling with the addiction.
The approach to recovery considers the whole person, their development and coping mechanisms and their network, including their friends and family.
About Dr Sood
Dr Sood is a Consultant Psychiatrist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of addiction disorders of all kinds. He has worked with over 3000 clients suffering moderate to severe addictions to ice, speed, cannabis, opiates, cocaine, alcohol and other substances, and also with gambling and sex addiction.
Dr Sood’s background includes extensive experience as a clinical psychiatrist dealing with the full range of mental health issues, as well as additional training in child and adolescent psychiatry (RANZCP) and in family therapy (Bouverie). He has previously held long standing appointments as a Senior Consultant in State Psychiatric Services at Geelong and Mont Park, as well as an Associate in Psychiatry at both Monash and Melbourne Universities, and as Clinical Dean for the Melbourne University’s Northern Psychiatric Campus. He has had considerable involvement in the training of psychiatrists and supervision of drug and alcohol workers.
He currently runs a private practice specialising in Psychiatry as well as providing guidance, support and therapy for people who have had serious addiction problems and their families, after they have completed rehab program.