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ACPC Psychologists provide coaching and support for parents and carers to feel more confident in being able to support their kids.
Research indicates that emotional regulation, is one of the fastest growing areas of psychology and is considered a predictor of mental health, social relationship, academic functioning and general work performance.
Given children’s limitations in their brain development as well as limited experiences, they are likely to be ‘stuck’ at the early stages of emotional intelligence; lacking self awareness as well as self management, which therefore impacts their social awareness as well as ability to build positive relationships.
This is particularly true for children with neuro developmental delays including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, intellectual disabilities etc. who often present with delayed skills in development including emotional regulation.
Whilst the use of programs that aim to build emotional regulation skills in kids have proven effective for some children, the research suggests that establishing a relational approach with a child usually produces best outcomes.
Our child psychologists delivering parent coaching and support aim to teach parents and caregivers what to say to their child when they are distressed, what to do to help them calm down and how to help them act in more co-operative ways.
This service is delivered online via Telehealth videoconferencing for all families across NSW, metropolitan, regional and rural areas.Please click here for further information regarding our online services.
Other services offered by ACPC Psychologists are also listed below as part of our Parent Coaching & Support Services.
Psychoeducation is a process that involves education regarding any presenting symptoms (may associated with a child's diagnosis but not necessarily), and the challenges and difficulties that the child may be facing including; emotional difficulties, social challenges and behavioural concerns.
It is mainly a discussion around the following:
The benefit of psychoeducation is that it allows parents/caregivers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their child's profile and experienced difficulties in order to empower them to see the possibility of change. This is generally accomplished by learning how to respond to their child, attend to and support their child's needs which as a result may lead to reduced behavioural challenges and improved relationship dynamics in the household.
It's never too early to address any issues, even if you seek a professional opinion. At ACPC Psychology, we assist parents and caregivers in managing their young children who may be presenting with a range of issues, which may include:
*please see Individual Therapy for Parents & Caregivers
Other areas that we may help coach parents and caregivers with may include:
At ACPC Psychology, we understand that 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/ caregiver to seek individual psychological therapy to better assist them in dealing with their mental health. The individual sessions for the parent/ caregiver 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 adult 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:
Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs