School of Psychological Science

Blood Injury Phobia Groups

Do you or someone you know live in fear of needles or blood?

If so, read on...


Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia is a fear that is triggered by seeing blood or an injury, or by receiving an injection or other invasive medical procedure. People vary in the way they react to situations involving blood or injections. Some individuals may feel disgust, nausea, or dizziness. Some people may even faint.


The Robin Winker Clinic is a clinical psychology unit linked to the School of Psychology at The University of Western Australia. The Clinic will be running a group treatment program for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia. The treatment is based on evidence from up-to-date research, and was co-developed by Dr. Andrew Page, a psychologist and researcher from the School who specialises in anxiety disorders. The program will run for 7 two-hour sessions, there is also an initial assessment prior to commencement plus a follow-up session approximately one month after completion. Through this program, individuals will work in a supportive, confidential environment to challenge their fears and learn coping strategies to control anxiety and be less worried when getting an injection, seeing blood, or when visiting the doctor for a medical procedure. Techniques for preventing fainting and for coping with feelings of disgust are also introduced.


What do you do now?

If you or someone you know would like to reserve a place in this treatment program, or if you would like more information, please call the Clinic on 6488 2644 or email


Dates: 6-8pm, Wednesday 3rd August – 14th September 2016.

Text Box: Fees: $30 per therapy session and follow up, 25% discount if paid up front. The initial assessment is $35. Reduced fees are available for full time students and pensioners.


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