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Parent & Family Support entails working with your child or adolescent alongside their family in the aim of addressing the concerns that you may have. Depending on each case, it may involve a parent and their child/ adolescent, both parents and their child/ adolescent or both parents with their children, all in the aim of addressing the concerns in the home environment.
The process of providing children, adolescents and their families with education regarding their presenting symptoms is called psychoeducation. Specifically, it involves education about the challenges and difficulites children and adolescents may be facing including; emotional difficulties, social challenges and behavioural concerns.
The benefit of psychoeducation is that it allows individuals and their families to gain a more comprehensive understanding of experienced difficulties in order to empower them to see the possibility of change and gain 'control' of their situation. It is mainly a discussion around the following:
Other areas that we may help children and adolescents with may include:
At ACPC Psychology, we work with the children, adolescents and their families. This involves working with the adults who are part of the young person's life. At times, the young person's presenting problem may lead the adults to develop stress and depression which can impact the relationships between members of the family, or their ability to manage their child's condition effectively. When this is the case, it is always recommended for the parent/ carer to seek individual psychological therapy to better assist them in dealing with their mental health. The individual sessions for the parent/ carer may provide them with the therapy that they would benefit from, and a space for the disclosure of their own difficulties to a mental health professional
At ACPC Psychology, we have specific experienced psychologists who have the expertise in working, not only with children and adolescents but also with adults around common issues in relation to parenting such as:
It's never too early to address any issues, even if you seek a professional opinion. At ACPC Psychology, we assist families in managing their young children who may be presenting with a range of issues, which may include:
Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs