CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Renee works with children and adolescents from Birth to 24 years of age.
Renee has extensive skills in assessment, evidence based and best practice treatment and intervention for a range of mental health, behavioral and emotional issues and disorders for individuals and families across the lifespan.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Family therapy
- Trauma (including developmental trauma, complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Adjustment issues (changes in life, school, family circumstances)
- Life cycle and developmental transitions (including transitions in developmental phases, moving through family life stages, adjusting to parental and family relationships in the context of these typical transitions).
- Parent-child relational difficulties
- Skills Training- social skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills.
- Screening, assessment and intervention for Behavioural and developmental concerns; such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Behavioral and developmental concerns (such as ADD, ADHD, ASD)
- School refusal
- Deliberate Self Harm
- Parenting support and intervention
- Relationship issues and family conflict
- LGBTIQA+ and family adjustment
- Greif and loss
- Building resilience and enhancing self-compassion
Renee’s personalised, tailored and unique approach to working with children, young people and their families ensures an authentic and integrated treatment plan. Drawing upon a multitude of evidence based and best practice treatment frameworks of which Renee has had training and experience in over her 18 years of practice.
The key focus in therapy is to connect, engage and truly understand the perspective of the individual and system with which she is working with to enable a genuine, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship to form. This is the basis of which meaningful and effective therapeutic change occurs.
Renee utilities the following therapeutic frameworks:
- Systemic Family Therapy
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
- Trauma informed modalities
- Mentalization Based Therapy for Families (MBT-F)
- Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Attachment based therapies (circle of security, Dyadic developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Attachment based Family therapy (ABFT))
This may include, but is not limited to:
- Liaison with school based counselors, Psychologists, guidance officers, chaplains, teachers, support teachers,Principals and/or other key supports in the school.
- Advocate for access to school-based supports and programs.
- Working with the school on a shared language and support strategies for the individual to utilise and implement at home and school.
- Joint development of school-based safety plans and/or management support plans. This may include plans to support return to school and negotiated supports to increase attendance and safe engagement at school.
- School/classroom observation to support emotional and behavioural strategies in the classroom and inform diagnostic clarification if indicated.
- Stakeholder meetings to work in partnership for the individual and family to achieve their goals.