ADULT SERVICES: ASSESSMENT & THERAPY (18+ years)We have 4 different adult clinics that have comprehensive services from assessment to therapy. These include:
- Adult Mood Disorders Clinic
- Adult ADHD Clinic
- Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic
- Adult Tourettes & Chronic Tic Disorder Clinic
- Psychological therapy (eg. cognitive behavioural therapy, ACT)
- Parenting skills
- Mindfulness training
- Executive functioning training
- Neurofeedback & performance enhancement program
- Yoga therapy
ADULT MOOD DISORDER CLINICAt the SCDC we have a mood disorders clinic, which focuses on helping people with a variety of mental health issues. We diagnose a broad range of disorders and can assist in providing a variety of therapy programs to treat these disorders. We have an approach that tailors the therapy to the individual. We offer the two main types of therapy in Australia; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Some people respond very well to CBT, whereas others find that arguing against their thoughts becomes too much of a struggle, creating more problems. We aim to provide each of our patients with a range of tools to walk away with, that they can use in their everyday life. For most patients we aim for brief therapy (10-12 sessions) as we believe that therapy is about having skills, rather than becoming dependent on a therapist.
ADULT ADHD CLINICAt the SCDC we have one of the leading Adult ADHD Clinics in NSW, servicing patients all over Australia. We have a very comprehensive assessment service involving clinical interview, cognitive testing, and ADHD ratings scales (self & other). We are also able to offer QEEG brain scans to further objectively quantify the exact nature of the issues. As part of this diagnostic service we try and pinpoint the precise issues creating the functional attention problems and have a team of clinicians who can then treat whatever issues are found. We offer comprehensive therapy services including psychological therapy, neurofeedback, cognitive training, and executive management. We will put together a treatment program to suit the individual and the goals they wish to achieve. Click here to find out more about our comprehensive Adult ADHD Clinic.
ADULT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CLINIC At the SCDC we have one of the very few dedicated Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinics for Adults in Australia. We assess adults for autism spectrum disorder and have follow up comprehensive therapy programs. The therapy programs include social skill training as well as ‘theory of mind’ training. Theory of mind is often a key problem in people on the spectrum as it involves the ability to see things from other people’s point of view. Issues in this area can have wide spread issues in many facets of life, including relationships as well as vocational areas. We also often psychological therapy, as issues such as anxiety (particularly social anxiety) and depression also tend to affect the quality of life of our patients with ASD. We will put together a treatment program to suit the individual and the goals they wish to achieve.
ADULT TOURETTES & TIC DISORDER CLINIC At the SCDC we offer a very unique Tourette’s Disorder & Chronic Tic Disorder Clinic. This clinic starts with diagnosis of our patients and psycho-education about this unique disorder. We then put together a personalised therapy program to address each of the areas of concern. The main areas include the following: (1) Habit Reversal Therapy- this is a behaviour therapy program that gives strategies to help control tics, particularly when out in public. (2) Psychological therapy- this mainly involves different therapeutic techniques to manage stress and anxiety which can often make tics worse. (3) Neurofeedback Therapy- this helps lower levels of brain dysregulation that may be causing the tics. This involves undergoing a QEEG brain map and then neurofeedback whilst targets areas of dysregulation that may be associated with the tics.