Clinical Psychology Services for Children & Adolescents

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Clinical Assessment

Mudgee Psychology is able to offer specific assessment services where a formal diagnosis is being investigated, or where assessment is required to investigate cognitive and learning functioning.

Assessment areas include:​

  • Assessments for behavioural and emotional disorders

  • Developmental assessments

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Treatment & Counselling

Mudgee Psychology is able to offer intervention programs and treatment for children and adolescents for a range of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. A child psychologist will employ specific techniques and approaches that are applicable to working with children, and will engage the parents to become part of the treatment / intervention as appropriate.

We work with children and adolescents in a range of areas including:

  • Childhood anxiety – fears, OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalised anxiety

  • Excessive sadness – childhood depression or grief and loss

  • Adjustment issues, especially following a move, divorce or other significant events

  • Childhood trauma

  • Sleep issues

  • Anger management and frustration tolerance

  • Bullying and friendship issues, social skills and assertiveness

  • Autism and Aspergers

  • Resilience building

  • ADHD  (attention deficit disorders)

  • School refusal

  • Behaviour difficulties

  • Self harm or suicidal thinking

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Parenting Support

Often the best approach when dealing with children's mental health and behavioural challenges is to work via the parents. This is particularly the case for very young children. 

Parents often seek support when they have children experiencing significant anxiety, behavioural difficulties relating to conditions such as ADHD, Autism, ODD and learning delays, or generally to help improve a child's resilience and the families overall wellbeing.