About our Workshops and Programs

Our clinic-based workshops and programs are a popular aspect of our services. This article aims to provide parents with more information about how the programs are structured and what parents should expect.

About the Programs

Our programs are classified as psycho-educational interventions and are not stand-alone treatments. While programs and workshops may assist in addressing some psychological presentations of children and young people, they are not health treatment programs. Experienced and suitably trained facilitators facilitate sessions. In most cases, they are psychologists or other allied health professionals, but not always. 

Participants are invited to engage in age-appropriate and issue-specific activities. Each group will receive tailored content based on the results and interpretation of parent surveys conducted before each workshop.

Program Formats

Our programs are available in various formats and configurations during school holidays or the term. Participants can also join online groups at times. 

Location Format Details Groud Sze
Clinic-based or online School holiday Single-day sessions of up to 3 hours 2 to 6
Clinic-based Term program 8 to 10 sessions of 1 hour each 2 to 6
School-Based See https://www.childpsychologist.com.au/for-schools See: https://www.childpsychologist.com.au/for-schools

Participant Selection

Please review our full guidelines to help you determine if our groups are suitable for your child in general. Groups are multi-age and mixed gender.  To participate, a child should:

  1. They are able to separate from their parents without difficulty.
  2. Be able to concentrate and engage in activities for up to three hours with regular breaks.
  3. Have appropriate communication skills for their age
  4. Be prepared to read, write and draw to complete short activities.
  5. Be respectful and behave consistently in a school setting

Please review the full guide for more information on our inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Parent Participation and Feedback

Parental feedback depends on the program format you have registered.

For our  School Holiday workshops, group feedback is provided by email. This brief email update includes aspects of the workshop, such as the children's activities, general observations and useful recommendations. These feedback emails are sent up to 48 business hours after the workshop.

For Term, Programs offer 2 x 30-minute phone feedback before and after the program and a standardised measure is used to review progress and plan for future intervention. Parents can always request additional individual feedback. However, additional fees apply.

Unless otherwise specified, all our workshops and programs are for children only. Parents are not allowed to stay inside the therapeutic rooms during a workshop. This ensures a positive group dynamic and a safe and private participant environment. We ask parents to refrain from insisting on this condition as there are no exemptions.

More information

Other relevant information about our Terms and Conditions, registrations, refunds and cancellations are available in this article.

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