Acing University Group

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Acing University Group Therapy Program

ADHD WA is offering a 7-week group therapy program for students starting or already enrolled at university.  The Acing University Group Program is focused on supporting university students with ADHD to effectively plan for, prioritise and complete assignments, avoid procrastination, be prepared for exams and meet university deadlines. 

Key focus areas for the Acing University Group Therapy Program:

  • How to effectively set goals, estimate and manage time
  • How to effectively use a calendar/planner to keep track of appointments and to-do lists to keep track of tasks
  • Strategies to increase motivation, improve prioritisation and general well-being
  • Skills to manage strong emotions, unhelpful thoughts about tackling tasks and reduce emotional overwhelm
  • Unpacking navigating friendships, group work and conflict management in a University context

This will be a highly practical group with between-session practice tasks, that we hope will be of great benefit to those who attend.

2024 Program Details

This program is for anyone starting or already enrolled at university. The content will also be applicable for students over 18-years at TAFE or other higher education providers.

Dates and Times:

The 7-week program will be run twice in 2024:

Semester 1 | February – March
Tuesday 6 February | End: Tuesday 19 March
Tuesdays | 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Semester 2 | July – August
Start: Thursday 4 July | End: Thursday 22 August
(No group 25 July)
Thursdays | 8:15am – 9:45am
BOOK HERE – places are limited

  • Group Size 6-10 people
  • Held at the ADHD WA Hub in Mount Claremont
  • Open to ADHD WA Members only (learn more about ADHD WA Membership)
  • Medicare rebate with a valid referral under Group Therapy Code 80122 (read more below)
    • Note: you do not need a referral to book or participate.  You can get the referral after booking if you are eligible.
  • Cost: $110 per week, totalling $770 for the full 7-week program
    With medicare rebate: approx $79 per week, totalling $553 for the full 7-week program
What is the Medicate rebate and how do I access it?

For participants who are eligible, ADHD WA Group Therapy Programs are offered under Medicare’s Better Access Initiative, namely Group Therapy. To obtain the rebate, participants who are eligible need to provide ADHD WA with specialist referral to the program from their psychiatrist, paediatrician, or a Mental Health Plan and referral from their GP stating the Group Therapy Item Number.

How much is the rebate?
If eligible, the rebate should be a minimum of approx $31 per session attended.
You must supply your referral and Mental Health Care Plan prior to the commencement of the program in order to receive the Medicare Rebate.

A referral must:
1. Include Group Therapy Item Number listed in the course details above
2. Dated before the start date of the program
Note: you do not need a referral to book or participate.

How do I claim the rebate?
For those who have an eligible referral, a receipt per session attended will be emailed to them following attendance at a session. These receipts can be used to claim the Medicare rebate.

Please note that Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for sessions which the member does not attend and it is a Medicare requirement that a minimum of 4 participants attend in order for any participants to get the rebate. We cannot guarantee the rebate due to participant non-attendance should total numbers fall below the minimum requirement of 4.

Private Health Care

If you wish to access your private healthcare cover, please check with your provider if you are entitled to a rebate from your private health insurance policy.

Who facilitates and runs the group therapy programs?

At ADHD WA we have an excellent team of clinicians who run and facilitate group therapy programs.
The team consists of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Clinical Neuropsychologist Registrars and Clinical Psychologists Registrar.
Click here to meet the team 

Do I need a formal ADHD diagnosis to attend a Group Therapy Program?

ADHD WA Group Therapy Programs and services are for people with or without formal ADHD diagnosis.

What Group Therapy Medicare Item Number do I include in my referral?

Acing University – 80122
Boosting Productivity – 80022
Emotional Regulation – 80122
Romantic Relationships – 80022
Mindful Self Compassion – 80122
Getting Better Sleep – 80122
SPARK – 80022

Although it is recommended to put down “80122/80022”

What people have said about the Acing University Group Program:

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the way it was structured and taught. I really liked how the course touched on social and emotional wellbeing and didn’t just promote productivity.

– ADHD WA Member who attended the Acing University Group Program in 2023

Book your spot

Book For Semester 2 – July/August

Download a 2024 Flyer


Other Group Therapy Programs

In addition to Acing University, ADHD WA offer the following 6-week Group Therapy Programs:

  • Boosting Productivity
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Getting Better Sleep
  • Mindful Self Compassion

Learn more about other ADHD WA Group Therapy Programs