Assessments

We offers various assessment services:

  • Intellectual (IQ) Assessment

    • An intellectual assessment is useful for adults or young people who are suspected of having an intellectual impairment. This would also form part of a learning disorder assessment.
  • Academic/Learning Assessment

    • A comprehensive learning disorder assessment with a child therapist will usually take 4 to 5 hours and investigates academic skills including reading, writing, mathematics and language skills, as well as selected cognitive skills including memory and attention. Academic assessment is useful for adults or children who are suspected of having a Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyslexia).
  • Neuropsychological Assessment

    • Neuropsychological assessment is a comprehensive assessment of various cognitive skills/functions usually taking 4 to 6 hours. This assessment examines varied cognitive functions including, memory, attention/concentration, speed of information processing, language skills, visuospatial skills, and reasoning and problem solving skills.
      • Neuropsychological problems can arise from many factors, including:
        • Head injuries
        • Neurological disorders
          • Stroke
          • Epilepsy
          • Dementia
          • Brain tumours
  • Forensic Psychology¬†Assessment

    • Mind Wise Psychology offers specialised evidence based forensic assessments including the following:
      • Violence risk assessment
      • Sexual violence risk assessment
      • Assessment of domestic violence/spousal assault risk
      • Presentence or pretrial reports
      • Fitness to stand trial and soundness of mind
      • Parenting capacity and capacity to protect
      • Compensation reports (criminal, personal injury, work related accidents)
    • Our practitioners provide intervention to clients within the community and correctional centre addressing the following issues:
      • Violence intervention
      • Sexual offender intervention
      • Intervention address general offending
      • Post release support and psychology intervention
      • Treatment for compulsive behaviours
      • Intervention for general mental health issues
  • Diagnostic assessments

  • Pre-surgery assessments

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Clinical Psychology

Our psychologists provide evidence based treatment for various clinical concerns. Our psychologists will provide you with a range of coping skills and strategies to assist you to better manage any challenges you may be facing. Therapy is conducted in an open nonjudgmental environment.

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Affective Disorder

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Shizophrenia

  • Substance induced psychosis

  • Addictions

  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Anger difficulties

  • Stress caused by work/life balance difficulties

  • Post Natal depression

  • Sleep management

  • Overeating and binge-eating

  • Weight loss

  • Adjustment to illness or injury

  • Adjustment to change in life circumstances

For treatment of these issues our psychologists employ a variety of therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

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NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS. The NDIS is a new way to help people under 65 with disability get care and support.
The NDIS also helps families and carers with information about services to support people with disability.
When people get help from the NDIS they can enjoy an ordinary life now and as their life changes.
We provide services for:
  • Behaviour Support

  • Therapeutic Supports

  • Early Childhood Supports

  • Support Coordination

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Supervision

Several of our psychologists are accredited STAP supervisors, and is available for clinical supervision of provisionally registered psychologists, fully registered psychologists, and other allied health professionals. Please contact us for fees for individual supervision.

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