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Child psychologist recommendations in Canberra?

By Dilandach - 12 June 2013 14

Without going into the ‘why’ I need to look into psychologist / psychiatrist for my five year old.

Does anyone have any experience with them in Canberra as well as one that takes on child cases?

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Child psychologist recommendations in Canberra?
muntychops 6:26 pm 12 Jun 13

Michelle Deponte in Woden has helped my nephew immensely, they rave about her. She’s at Corrina Chambers

Ben_Dover 5:20 pm 12 Jun 13

Dilandach said :

Are you so sure that it hasn’t already been done? Or do you think this is a spur of the moment decision because they spilt milk on the carpet?

Neither, just making a sound suggestion as to the best way to get help. If it had been done, a psychiatrist and/or psychologist would have been provided, if deemed necessary.

Dilandach said :

Hrmm, random guy who has no idea of the situation, background or history versus the people dealing directly with it. I wonder who has the information to make the judgement call there.

Random guy going on information offered vs people who do not say why they want to take their kid to a psychiatrist and a psychologist. I wonder who has already made a judgement call.

kea 4:47 pm 12 Jun 13

DUB said :

Dr. Pam Connor

http://www.pamconnor.com/

A friend of mine used her not so long ago for several sessions ( Child Protection recommended her), as clinical psychologist report had to be prepared (coincidentally, for her 5 years old daughter as well). We were just talking about it yesterday.

Good luck.

+ 1 for Dr Connor. We are seeing her at the moment and she is excellent.

Kalfour 3:24 pm 12 Jun 13

Dilandach said :

Ben_Dover said :

Why not take him/her to your GP first, and ask for a referral to the child and adolescent mental health services? Or are you so sure in your diagnosis of a five year old that you already know what they need?

Are you so sure that it hasn’t already been done? Or do you think this is a spur of the moment decision because they spilt milk on the carpet?

Hrmm, random guy who has no idea of the situation, background or history versus the people dealing directly with it. I wonder who has the information to make the judgement call there.

+1

Although I agree about the referral bit (just in case you don’t already have one). A doctor might be able to refer you to a psych who specialises in the needs specifically concerning your child.
I believe a referral also makes it cheaper. And psychs can be quite expensive.

JazzyJess 1:18 pm 12 Jun 13

You could try asking your child’s teacher or the school counsellor (assuming there is one) for a referral.

Mr Evil 12:44 pm 12 Jun 13

Slap the child really hard until they burst into tears – then give them an ice cream.

This will set them up nicely for later life as an employee of the ACT Government, and will also save you a great deal of money that you could have wasted on a psychologist/psychiatrist.

Dilandach 12:12 pm 12 Jun 13

Ben_Dover said :

Why not take him/her to your GP first, and ask for a referral to the child and adolescent mental health services? Or are you so sure in your diagnosis of a five year old that you already know what they need?

Are you so sure that it hasn’t already been done? Or do you think this is a spur of the moment decision because they spilt milk on the carpet?

Hrmm, random guy who has no idea of the situation, background or history versus the people dealing directly with it. I wonder who has the information to make the judgement call there.

kmay 10:53 am 12 Jun 13

Dr Lev Fridgant is excellent and specialises in treating children. He’s located at Calvary clinic.

Ben_Dover 10:35 am 12 Jun 13

Why not take him/her to your GP first, and ask for a referral to the child and adolescent mental health services? Or are you so sure in your diagnosis of a five year old that you already know what they need?

FarrerGirl 9:45 am 12 Jun 13

I understand the University of Canberra School of Psychology run group classes for children and their parents and also offer one-on-one sessions. May be worth checking out.

DUB 9:41 am 12 Jun 13

There is another recommendation- Dr Sue Packer (Children at risk unit). You can google her.
Here’s a bit about her: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/sue-packer-named-canberra-citizen-of-the-year-20130312-2fxy8.html

DUB 9:27 am 12 Jun 13

Dr. Pam Connor http://www.pamconnor.com/

A friend of mine used her not so long ago for several sessions ( Child Protection recommended her), as clinical psychologist report had to be prepared (coincidentally, for her 5 years old daughter as well). We were just talking about it yesterday.

Good luck.

Dilandach 9:26 am 12 Jun 13

dannybear said :

Mark Scarborough is very good and treats children, he’s based in wanniassa you can find his details on google.

I’ll look into that thank you.

Any one know a psychiatrist as well?

dannybear 9:17 am 12 Jun 13

Mark Scarborough is very good and treats children, he’s based in wanniassa you can find his details on google.

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