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Child and adolescent psychology

 

The child and adolescent psychology service offers psychological intervention for children and adolescents ranging in age from birth to 16 years, and their parents. The service is provided by registered psychologists with specific training in child and adolescent psychology.

 

Our psychologists are committed to providing confidential psychological intervention that is based on evidence from research. The approach is action-based and emphasises managing current difficulties.

 

Children and their parents are active participants in the interventionand are often given out-of-session assignments. The most common intervention involves short-term (12-16 weeks) cognitive-behavioural therapy.

 

Some of the difficulties are commonly related to:

 

  • development and transitional issues
  • parenting
  • anxiety and depression
  • peer and family relationships

 

The service has a range of settings including:

 

  • individual psychological assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and their families
  • secondary consultation to professionals and other agencies
  • group work

 

Click on the links below for further information including where the program is based and the hours of the programs.

 
 

Who is eligible for this service?

 

Children and adolescents ranging in age from birth up to 16 years and who live in the City of Hume.

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Who can refer to this service?

 

Parents, caregivers, general practitioners, paediatricians, allied health professionals, schools and other agencies.

 

To make a referral to this service, please contact our counselling intake service on 1300 234 263 (select option 5 for central inake) to register your enquiry. A counselling team member will return your call promptly.

 

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How much does this service cost?

 

This service is provided free of charge.

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Where is this service located and what hours are you open?

 

This program, available Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm operates from our Broadmeadows and Craigieburn campuses:

 

Dianella Community Health, GP Super Clinic, 42-48 Coleraine St, Broadmeadows

 

Dianella Community Health, 55 Craigieburn Rd, Craigieburn

 

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Can I have an interpreter?

 

An interpreter can be arranged upon request.

 

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Who to contact in the event of an emergency

 

Our service is unable to respond to emergencies. The following services may be of assistance:

 

  • Police 000 - for life threatening concerns
  • Child Protection Crisis Line 13 12 78 - for concerns regarding the immediate safety of a child within their family
  • Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service 1800 015 188
  • Kid's Helpline 1800 551 800 - telephone counselling for children and adolescents
  • Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health Service Intake (0-15 years for North & North Western Melbourne) 1800 445 511 or click here Royal Childrens Hospital Mental Health Services
  • Orygen Youth Health (youth mental health for youths aged 15-25 years for Western and North Western Melbourne) 1800 888 320 or click here Orygen Youth Health

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