Authors: Psychology Clinic, La Trobe University
Event: 1994 TheMHS Awards
Subject: Bronze Award, 1994, Psychology, Exploring Together is a multi-faceted, short term, group treatment program for antisocial (aggressive and withdrawn) children and their parents.
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: VIC
Award level: Bronze Award
Award category: Specialist Service
Abstract: Exploring Together is a multi-faceted, short term, group treatment program for antisocial (aggressive and withdrawn) children and their parents. It is based on a combination of cognitive-behavioural and systems therapy, plus group process. The ten week program involves separate concurrent groups for the children and their parents, followed by a combined parent-child interaction group, plus meetings for teachers. the groupwork involves anger management and social skills training for the children, parenting skills training and dealing with parents' own issues, enhancement of parent-child communication and family relationships. Exploring Together offers intensive training for leaders who then conduct the program in community agencies and schools to extend mental health services.
Description of Facility:
The Psychology Clinic offers a wide range of psychological services, covering the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with mental health problems. The Clinic is operated by the clinical staff and post-graduate students in the School of Psychology. It is open 5 days a week to the general public, Victoria wide, and has a sliding scale of fees based on economic means. It aims to provide a high quality service to the community.