Child Psychology Services
Child psychology is a field of psychology as such that allows to evaluate and treat the mental, emotional, social and behavioural health of infants, young children, children and adolescents.
Child psychologists have an in-depth understanding of the basic psychological needs of children and adolescents and how their family and other social contexts influence their:
- Social and emotional adjustment.
- Developmental processes.
- Behavioural adaptation.
Child psychologists also have expert knowledge of mental and behavioural conditions that affect children.
What do child psychologists do?
Child psychologists use a wide range of procedures and skills when working with children and adolescents, including:
- Assessing psychological, intellectual, cognitive and behavioural issues with testing and evaluation.
- Using interventions such as psychotherapy (talk therapy) and behaviour management.
- Developing prevention programs, such as preventing bullying, addictions, teen pregnancy, etc.
- Consulting with other professionals and healthcare providers who work with children.
Child psychology can use several different types of therapy techniques based on your child’s age and unique situation. Depending on the age and needs of your child, child psychologists may work solely with you (or guardians) to help with parenting skills or how to best address your child’s behaviours.