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CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

  1. What is clinical child psychology?
    Clinical child psychology is an area of study that brings together the foundations of clinical psychology with an emphasis in child, adolescent and family development as well as developmental psychology. The main focus of clinical child psychology is the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of developmental, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, as well as the family dynamics of children.

  2. Who needs psychological services?
    Psychological services can benefit children and adults who have various needs ranging from developmental disorders, emotional and behavioural issues, health related concerns, neurological conditions, and family related matters, among others.

  3. What does the Clinical Psychologist do at your centre?
    The Clinical Psychologist at SHINE conducts comprehensive diagnostic and evaluative psychological assessments for children and adolescents. The Clinical Psychologist is also actively involved in providing intervention & therapy (e.g. behaviour management and modification, program planning, parent training) for a variety of needs as well as educating clients and the public in order to increase awareness of the field. In addition, the Clinical Psychologist is part of the multidisciplinary team which collaborates to develop individualised treatment plans for every child and adolescent at SHINE.

  4. How can psychological services help my child?
    Some examples of areas that psychological services can help your child are in increasing positive behaviours, compliance, emotional regulation, communication skills as well as minimizing challenging behaviours. Parents and families in general will also benefit from psychological services as it would assist in improving parenting skills, home and family management as well as overall parent-child relationships. On the whole, there is a multitude of ways in which psychological services can assist children, adolescents and their families, ranging from behavioural management to parent training.

    All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please contact a health professional.