Psychological Therapy Services
The goal of psychology therapy is to support the individuals to improve their quality of life and solve day-to-day problems by providing evidence-based interventions and assessments. Our Psychologists can assist you in understanding emotional and/or behavioural challenges and moving towards positive changes.
We tailor treatments specifically to the individual’s presentation and needs across life span. At i-Fit Group, our Psychologists sees children, adolescences, and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. Working with children also involves working with parents, teachers, or other health professionals to better understand and deliver strategies to support their learning, emotional development, and or behavioural concerns.
Some of the common presentations for children and adolescents are:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Emotional regulation difficulties
- Social skills difficulties
- Defiance and oppositional behaviours
- Anger and aggression
- Low self-esteem
Some of the common presentations for adult psychology services are:
- Relationship issues
- Grief and Loss
- Work-related issues
Therapy InterventionPsychologists have an obligation to provide therapies that have an evidence base and to understand individual’s preferences and values to tailor the intervention. Psychology therapy involves a wide range of therapeutic modalities and some of the common therapeutic approach used are:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
• Mindfulness-based therapy
• Emotional and Social skills training
• Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Comprehensive psychology assessments help us to gain valuable and “objective” information about individual’s abilities, behaviour, characteristics, or their cognitive or academic functioning. Assessment procedure often involves clinical interview, clinical observation, gathering developmental history, self-report measures, and standardised psychological testing. Assessment is particularly useful for the purpose of making diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and to access further support from government.
At i-Fit Group, our Psychologists can administer the following assessments:
Cognitive (Intelligence) assessment
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) – 6 to 16 years old
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) – 6 to 90 year old
Academic (Learning) assessment
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) – 4 to 50 years 11 months
Cognitive or intelligence assessments are helpful in exploring any developmental concerns and to assess their general intellectual ability. Academic assessment helps us to understand the child’s academic abilities compared to their grade-expected level and assess whether the child is reaching their full academic potential given their cognitive profile. Theses assessments also helps parents and teachers to identify the child’s strengths and challenges.
You may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year which requires a valid referral (Mental Health Care Plan) from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist:
- Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative
- Helping Children with Autism
- Better Start for Children with Disability
After 6 appointments, the Psychologist write a report/letter to your referrer. This report will outline the assessment and treatment provided, recommendations and if necessary, request for further appointments.
Since 13 March 2020, new COVID-19 Medicare items has been introduced which allows clients to access Telehealth (i.e., video) up to 10 sessions, and since 7 August 2020, an additional 10 Medicare subsidised psychology therapy sessions were provide (i.e., access up to 20 sessions).