Please note that Psychology CAFFE primarily provides proactive and longer term support – we are not a crisis response service. In an emergency or during a crisis please contact your GP, community mental health service or local hospital for support, or contact the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1300 332 388.
We offer expert assessment services for a range of issues concerning child and adolescent clients. These include:
- Attachment and Developmental assessments
- Assessment of anxiety and depression and other childhood emotional disorders
- Assessment and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), several clinicians provide treatment under the Helping Children with Autism Package and are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider
- Psychometric assessment for cognitive/intellectual disabilities, giftedness and learning disorders
- Family and Forensic assessments for court
- Family based treatment for relational difficulties and behavioural problems
To find out more about our assessment services or to book an appointment, call us on (03) 6426 3050.
Psychology CAFFE offers evidence-based psychological treatments for a range of issues affecting children, teenagers and adults. With clinicians experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches, we aim to find the most effective treatment for each individual and their families.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective, practical and problem-focused form of psychotherapy aimed at solving problematic thinking and behaviour through modifying thought and behavioural processes that lead to problematic behaviours. CBT is an evidence based treatment for many emotional disorders.
Children do not communicate in the same way that adults do, thus we also have specially tailored therapies that have a CBT content and children are seen in a child friendly environment. We use play to link their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more helpful way, and assist parents to understand their child’s feelings and thoughts and how to respond to them in a brain based way.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy based on mindfulness techniques. It aims to foster acceptance of emotions, thoughts and experiences, rather than approval or disapproval and judgment, leading to lessened feelings of frustration and cycles of distress.