Psychological and social work services address concerns related to a person’s social, emotional, and behavioral development.
In pediatrics, therapy often involves utilizing play routines to help the child manage thoughts and feelings in order to better deal with life circumstances.
Social skills training, learning coping mechanisms, and improving self awareness are also part of psychological and social work services. These skills are addressed in both individual and group settings.
Psychologists are able to complete neuropsychological evaluations and diagnositic testing for ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, aptitude, and behavioral/emotional disorders.
This diagnostic testing involves individual testing as well as gathering information from parents/caregivers in order to obtain a full picture of a client’s life. Following assessment, family consultation is often provided as part of treatment planning.