What to expect
For Treatment during your first session your psychologist will provide you with information about confidentiality and consent. You and your psychologist will discuss your reasons for wanting you (or your child) to attend therapy and then together you will develop goals for treatment. Please allow one and a half hours for the first session and 50 minutes for ongoing sessions. At the end of the first session you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on how well your therapist worked with you, listened to you, and understood your concerns.
For psychometric assessments, the process generally requires more than one session and is conducted over two to four weeks, with a professional report summarising findings and recommendations provided to you at the end of the assessment period. It is our general policy that this report be delivered in a face-to-face or video conferencing appointment so that it can be clearly explained, and we can answer any questions you might have.
We cannot offer service for the following problems:
- Emergency or crisis situations: Services at the Clinic are provided by provisional psychologists who are currently not qualified to manage psychiatric crisis situations. Therefore, we do not provide emergency services to clients.
- Legal issues and court reports: Due to their provisional registration, our psychologists are not recognised as ‘experts’ by the legal system. As such, reports prepared by our therapists will not be recognised as expert evidence in court proceedings.
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: We do not provide assessment for diagnosis of a childhood autistic spectrum disorder, although we do offer treatment.
- Complex medical condition diagnoses (e.g. epilepsy, brain injuries, and brain tumours): These services are best conducted by Clinical Neuropsychologists who can be seen at Public health or Private Clinics.