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 a stand-alone treatment. While programs and workshops may assist in addressing some psychological presentations of children and young people, they are not a treatment program. Sessions are facilitated by experienced and suitably trained facilitators. In most cases, they are psychologists or other allied health professionals.
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 that are conducted before each workshop.
|Clinic-based||School holiday||Single day session - 2 to 3 hours|
|Clinic-based||Term program||8 to 10 sessions of 1 hour plus feedback|
|School-based||School-managed||School purchases a license|
|School-based||Quirky Kid-managed||We attend the school and run the program|
About the Participants
Most children are eligible to attend one of our programs or workshops. Most participants do not have any specific diagnosis or presentations and attend the program to build on social-emotional skills. Some participants are existing clients while many others are new to our programs.
Children who have existing diagnosed presentations are often required to attend an initial consultation before registering to the program, as this provides the opportunity for our team to discuss which program format is most suitable, any accommodations that need to be made, and to create the optimal therapeutic environment for all children attending our programs.
All children are expected to maintain reasonable pro-social behaviour during the course. If challenging behaviour impacts other participants, they may risk being asked to wait out.
Note: Participants' gender configuration is often mixed. Any configuration, including situations where a child may be the only person of that gender present in a group, is possible.
To participate, a child should:
- Be able to separate from their parents without difficulty
- Have the ability to concentrate and to engage in a range of activities that can last
upto two hours in duration
- Have appropriate communication skills for his/her age
- Be respectful and behave consistently
ina school setting
Parent Participation and Feedback
Parental feedback depends on the program format you have registered for.
After School Holiday workshops, only group feedback is provided by email. The brief email update includes aspects
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 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 is to ensure a positive group dynamic and a safe and private environment for participants. We ask parents not to insist on this condition as there are no exemptions.
- Do you offer snacks?
Yes, children are provided with fruit, water, and juice during a 15-minute break for all workshops lasting over one hour.
- Is there parking?
No, however, street parking is available.
- Can I claim the cost of this workshop through Medicare?
No. Workshops are not covered by Medicare. You can find out more about what services are covered by Medicare here.
Other relevant information about our Terms and Conditions, registrations, refunds and cancellations are available in this article.