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Behaviour+ offers Psychological Services and assessments for children and adolescents to assist them to reach their full potential by building self-sufficiency and meaningful participation. This is at the forefront of any service delivered by Behaviour+. In particular, we utilise capacity building supports to assist children, adolescents, and their families to identify and achieve their goals.

Areas that our Psychologists are able to provide support for children and adolescents include but are not limited to are:

  • Encouraging various emotional regulation skills including psycho-education about emotions, and breathing techniques.
  • Building insight into unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and building skills to create more helpful alternatives.
  • Developing skills to manage and improve low or irritable moods.
  • Supporting age-appropriate social and communication skills to allow them to build and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Promoting resilience skills and appropriate coping skills for difficult situations or experiences.
  • Assisting their ability to engage in independent problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Increasing their ability to develop and use tools and skills to engage in daily life and meaningful futures.
  • Providing easy to understand and appropriate information to educate them on their diagnosis (where appropriate), including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety (including Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety), and Depression.

How can Behaviour+ help me as an adult?

Maintaining our family-focused values, Behaviour+ recognise the importance of being able to support all people within the family unit. If your child has been newly diagnosed, we can also work individually with you to support you to navigate what the diagnoses means for you and your family. We also recognise everyday function starts with the individual. In particular, we utilise person-centred supports to assist parents, carers, and everyone in-between to identify and achieve their own individual goals.

Areas that our Psychologists are able to provide support for adults include:

  • Actively supporting individuals to navigate the changes within their life.
  • Providing a safe space to explore and express concerns or challenges including grief, loss, or anger.
  • Developing skills to notice and alter unhelpful thoughts or behaviours.
  • Fostering skills to notice and improve low or irritable moods, including those related to anxiety and depression.
  • Promoting individuals ability to develop resilience and implement coping skills for significant life events and everyday stressors.
  • Empowering individuals to be confident in their decision-making or problem solving skills.
  • Improving individuals ability to engage in effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Assisting individuals to develop and maintain healthy relationships.

What types of therapeutic interventions does Behaviour+ offer?

Our Psychologists utilise a holistic approach to provide person-centred and evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Our Psychologists are trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Parent Management Training (PMT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy (ST)

What diagnosis do you work with?

Behaviour+ team are familiar with a variety of mental health diagnosis, and can work with you to help manage with the symptoms or challenges associated with your diagnosis. Common diagnosis we work with include:

  • Depressive disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and Depressive Episodes
  • Anxiety disorders such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Specific Phobias
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Intellectual Disability

What if I don’t have a diagnosis?

Behaviour+ know that sometimes people need support in their lives and a person to talk to! We believe that engaging in preventative mental health strategies are just as important as managing symptoms of pre-existing diagnoses. Therefore, you don’t require a formal diagnosis to work with a Psychologist in the Behaviour+ team.

Things you may want to work on include:

  • Managing stress
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Recent death or loss
  • Experience of grief
  • Traumatic events
  • Dealing with anger

How much do the Psychology Services cost?

For NDIS services, Behaviour+ charge as per the NDIS Price Guide. During the initial assessment our team will discuss your goals, individual circumstances and personal preferences. We then provide options around service delivery, and you have the final say of how that looks. The Behaviour+ team will then create a Schedule of Supports which is a detailed report of the services you will receive. Our aim is to ensure that your budget will be utilised in the most effective way to achieve your goals. To learn more about the NDIS Price Guide view https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-pricing

For any further information regarding Private Fee for Service fees, Medicare and Private Health funds refer to the Funding Factsheet.

Where are the Psychological Services delivered?

Behaviour+ typically delivers Psychological Services in the Behaviour+ Centres as it is free from distraction and a different environment can help to think differently. However, we do deliver in the home as well if that is the most appropriate space to meet the needs of the families. Alternately, Telehealth sessions can also be offered.

How do I access Psychological Services at Behaviour+ ?

To access services at Behaviour+, please visit our Registration page. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Receptionist on (02) 9569 7700 and they can answer any questions as well as email the Registration Pack.

Once you have been registered for our services, we book in an Initial Assessment to discuss your needs and conduct an assessment. Once the service agreement is agreed upon we will commence services. If you have any questions throughout this process our friendly Behaviour+ team is happy to answer them.

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