Yes, where appropriate referrals have been made by your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. Shona Innes Psychology offers services under the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health program. To qualify for a rebate, you must provide a completed referral form from your GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. The referring Doctor will determine the number of treatment sessions (up to 10 sessions per calendar year – with a review after up to 6 sessions).
Shona Innes Psychology delivers detailed, concise assessment of complex cases for the Courts and legal teams who represent a broad range of complex children’s issues. These include cases where children are at risk in domestic situations, maladaptive/dangerous/neglectful parenting and abuse or are themselves the perpetrators or victims of property, violence or sexual offences. Learn more
Yes. A key aspect of Shona’s work involves supporting psychologists and case managers through the multitude of professional issues that can present in any caseload. This may include providing advice about additional knowledge that could assist around theory assessment and interventions and providing a space for reflection on ethical concerns, balancing competing demands, professional workplace issues and personnel issues.
Shona provides a range of supervision and peer consultation services for psychologist and others working in human services. Services range from formal supervision towards AHPRA registration, support during investigations into disciplinary matters or breeches of code of conduct, as well as ongoing peer consultations for case by case practice and professional growth.
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You can purchase Big Hug picture books online here.
The Big Hug books for children are a series of picture books designed to gently talk about topics that many find emotional. Each of the stories has grown from psychological sessions with children (and sometimes with grown ups) to help them understand and talk about complex emotional situations in simple and gentle ways. Each book includes some notes for parents or teachers that can be used to guide the ways they assist their children and students. Psychologists and students of psychology will recognise the evidence-based strategies the Big Hug books promote.
Anxiety has many subtypes: generalised anxiety (worry), specific phobias, OCD, separation anxiety and social anxiety. Some kids are slow to warm up in company. Some are content without too much interaction with others. Other kids live in fear of having to speak or interact with others. It’s important that we understand the differences and preferences of children. Learn more