Being able to communicate defines us as humans and as a society. It helps us create the foundations of decision making and relationships. When communicating with people from the Deaf community, there is no one size fits all.
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Learn more about the way our psychologists can help by reading our articles. We specialise in helping children, teenagers, and young adults understand the obstacles in their lives and build the skills needed to overcome them.
A child psychologist undergoes the same core training as other psychologists, which is a minimum of six years of higher education and clinical placements in Australia.
You may have noticed that our team do not all have identical qualifications. In this article, we hope to explain the differences.
We all know the terms “Psychologist” and “Psychiatrist,” and we probably know that both are mental health professionals, but what exactly are the differences?
Is someone you care about thinking about suicide? It can be very distressing when we are worried about the safety of somebody we care about.
Here is a handy little strategy for taming your inner worrier. Postpone your worrying to your allocated worry time. Say to yourself or your child, “we can take time to worry about this during the scheduled worry time”.
Setting (and sticking to!) boundaries is an essential step to maintaining our own wellbeing. Doing so allows us to make our expectations clear and ensure that our needs are being met in our relationships with others.
You may have come to the understanding that your mental health may benefit from seeking help, the next challenge is knowing where to start.
A MHTP is a “Mental Health Treatment Plan” (or “Mental Health Care Plan”). It is a Medicare subsidised “best practice” model of care for mental health conditions. With a MHTP, you can get up to 10 Medicare subsidised sessions with a psychologist.
There is no doubt that emotional distress is extraordinarily uncomfortable, and most of us will do anything to avoid it. But, experiencing some distress – and learning how to cope with it – is one of the key ingredients to achieving change through psychological intervention.
Time out involves taking your child away from interesting activities and not giving them attention for a short period of time. Whether it’s your first attempt at using this type of discipline, or you have tried it in the past to no effect, these tips will help make time outs successful.
It is no question that many of us wish we were able to see the world through rose-coloured glasses. Although viewing some situations in a less than optimistic light is completely normal, some of us may find that our perceptions of the world often fall into this category.
What can I expect from my first session with my psychologist? Seeing a new psychologist for the first time can be a daunting experience. The first session with your psychologist is primarily an assessment session.
The start of the new school year can be a nerve-racking time of year for many parents. A lot of us are juggling adjusting back at work, trying to spend some quality time with our children and families – all while facing the many other individual challenges that come with our everyday lives.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation where you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment and can help us in many ways. Mindful living can aid in feelings of calmness, reduce anxieties and lift our overall mood.