HOW DOES THERAPY WORK?
- Depending on you and your child's needs and goals, your child's psychologist will either work mainly with you, your child or both of you.
- Your participation and support are a crucial part of achieving your therapeutic goals for your child.
- The first session is reserved for just the parents or main caregivers.
- Your child’s psychologist will work with you and your child towards therapeutic goals set in the sessions, based on your concerns and your child’s unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses.
- In your sessions you will learn and practice a range of proven mental health strategies including, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, activity scheduling and psychoeducation.
- After each session your child (or you) may have some activities to do at home, based on your goals.
- They may do these by themselves, with someone else, or sometimes with the family.
- These activities will vary and may include internet links, you-tube videos, reading together, breathing exercises, and other practical activities.
- Your child may choose not to share with you the details of their individual based home activities.
- Committing to practice and trying out strategies between sessions is an important part of the therapy process