Child and Adolescent & Adult Mental Health
Possibilities Psychological Services has a number of highly qualified and experienced Clinical and Registered Psychologists who use a variety of therapeutic approaches in their work including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), hypnotherapy and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
Our highly sought after clinicians working with the Autism population come from a variety of backgrounds and use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) / Floortime and many others in order to meet the individual needs of each child.
Children can be assessed and treated for a wide range of presenting difficulties including:
- Anxiety (generalised, panic, phobias, social, separation, agoraphobia, OCD)
- Challenging behaviours
- Depression (Mood Disorder, Bi Polar Disorder)
- Developmental Disorder eg. Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Social Skills training
- Advanced parent training
- Self esteem and confidence
- Deliberate self harm and suicidal ideation
- Bereavement, Loss & Grief
- Adult survivors of child abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Parent separation
- Bullying (school, family, workplace)
- School/Work avoidance
- Relationship issues (friendship, family, romantic, workplace)
- Carer & Sibling issues
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Psycho-oncology (psycho-social support for families with cancer)
- Hypnotherapy for Quit Smoking, weight & health management, performance enhancement etc.
Possibilities Psychological Services offer a wide range of psychometric (IQ), academic and behavioural assessments.
Psychometric Assessment (IQ)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) measures cognitive development for small children and preschool students. Suitable for children age 4 years to 7 years and 7 months.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) provides essential information and critical clinical insights into your child’s cognitive functioning. It is suitable for children age 6 years to 16 years and 11 months.
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test Third Edition (WIAT-III) is an updated achievement test for use in a variety of educational, clinical and research settings. Results of the WIAT-III is used to identify academic strengths and weaknesses in the student, inform decisions regarding need or eligibility for additional educational support or placements as well as development of educational plans or interventions.
Conners’ Rating Scale Third Edition (Conners-III) is an instrument that utilises observer ratings and self-report ratings to assess Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disor4der (ADHD) and evaluate problem behaviours eg. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) in children and adolescents from age 8 to 18 years.
Social & Communication skills are evaluated utilising a variety of formal and informal assessment tools including clinical observation of children and family.