Psychology

Psychology at Kids Care Centre provides psychological services and support to young people, and their families across the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Services are provided within the clinic and home settings, as well as liaising with schools and kindergartens.

Psychological services are aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals with a range of needs, as well as working toward improving their holistic functioning within all aspects of their life. In addition, the service works collaboratively with carers, educators and families, to help the individuals thrive within their environments. The service prides itself on using evidence-based practice to address a range of issues including, but not limited to challenging behaviour, mental health and educational needs.

Assessment

We provide assessments for the purpose of diagnosis in line with DSM-5, school funding applications, NDIS funding applications and general therapy goal setting. We offer assessments in the areas of:

• Functional Behaviour Analysis

• Cognitive functioning

• Academic

• Mental health

• Challenging behaviour

Individual Therapy

We provide client- focused therapy to individuals based on the individuals needs and presentation. We work collaboratively with families, carers, educators and allied-health therapists to set and work toward client-based goals. Intervention strategies are evidencebased, which means that all interventions are based on current research, and in line with best practice.

Parent coaching

A large aspect of providing psychological services with young people involves coaching and supporting parents and families. This ensures that young people are supported to thrive within their environments, while also supporting family systems. We provide at home sessions to work toward client goals with the family.

School or kindergarten liaising

We provide external visits to schools and kindergartens to support the young people’s goals in a range of environments. This provides the opportunity to delivery intervention within the education setting, as well as supporting staff as to how they can work collaboratively with the families and support them to achieve their goals.