Elysium for Individuals

Elysium Psychology offers individual treatment for personal stressors,  mental health issues and diagnosed disorders.

Treatment is undertaken following a thorough assessment to ensure a holistic model of psychological intervention.

Mental illness may include symptoms such as:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Difficulty with work or study
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations or people
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Sex drive changes
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thinking

Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as stomach pain, back pain, headache, or other unexplained aches and pains.

We offer an evidence based, person-centered approach when treating mental health issues.

Elysium Psychology prides itself on evidence-based practice and adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of psychological interventions. We are guided by the most recent and relevant research.

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Psychological Treatment

Elysium Psychology offers assessment and individual treatment for psychological disorders.

We assess and treat the following:

Depressive Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Substance Use Disorder

Trauma Related Disorders

Psychotic Disorders

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Disability

Cognitive Impairment

ADHD/ ADD/ODD

Relationship Counselling

Relationship counselling at Elysium Psychology is guided by the Gottman Method, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Treatment aims to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Psychological Assessment

We offer a wide range of psychological assessment, including Intellectual assessment, memory and personality assessment as well as vocational assessment. Please see below for more information on the variety of assessments we offer

ADHD Assessment

2 years to 21 years 11 months- Structured Clinical Clinical Interview (Parent & Client), BASC-3, Brown E/F,

22 years+ – ASRS, Structured Clinical Clinical Interview (Parent & Client), Brown E/F

ADHD Assessment generally takes between 1-2 hours to complete.

Test age range: 2 years +

Autism Diagnotistic Interview- Revised (ADI-R)

This comprehensive interview provides a thorough assessment of individuals suspected of having autism or other autism spectrum disorders. The ADI-R has proven highly useful for formal diagnosis as well as treatment and educational planning.

To administer the ADI-R, an experienced clinical interviewer questions a parent or caretaker who is familiar with the developmental history and current behaviour of the individual being evaluated. The interview can be used to assess both children and adults, as long as their mental age is above 2 years, 0 months.

The ADI-R provides categorical results for three domains: Language/Communication, Reciprocal Social Interactions, and Repetitive Behaviours/Interests

Assessment generally takes between 1-3 hours to complete.

Test age range: 2 years +

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children is a comprehensive measure of a child’s intellectual ability.

The assessment involves a powerful set of 16 optional process-oriented subtests that assess different facets of intelligence.

Assessment generally takes between 1-3 hours to complete.

Test age range: 6 -16 years

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is a comprehensive measure of an adult’s intellectual ability that includes a full-scale IQ score in addition to index scores that measure different facets of intelligence.

Assessment generally takes between 1-3 hours to complete.

Test age range: 16 years +

Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS)

The Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) is a comprehensive measure of adult memory functioning and assessed both auditory and visual memory. The results of a memory assessment help an individual develop effective strategies to retain information to aid future learning processes. The results from the test can also be used to provide further insight into an individual’s performance on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.

Assessment generally takes between 1-3 hours to complete.

Test age range: 16 – 89 years

Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment (Adult)

We use the PAI and the SCID and SCID-PD in our comprehensive mental health assessment. The PAI is an objective inventory of adult personality, the PAI assesses psychopathological syndromes and provides information relevant for clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for psychopathology.

Assessment generally takes between 1-2 hours to complete.

Test age range: 18 years to 89 years

Vocational Assessment

Our vocational assessments includes the following assessments as well as two individual sessions with your psychologist.

Self-Directed Search

Based on John Holland’s RIASEC theory, this is a career assessment and exploration tool that matches individual’s aspirations, activities, and talents to the career choices and educational opportunities that fit best for that person.

Career Drivers Assessment

This assessment measures eleven Career Drivers — motivational engines for power in your career choices and in your everyday work. The closer the work you do matches your top Career Drivers, the more opportunity you have for success by any measure. The more distant the work you do every day is from the description of your Drivers, the more dissatisfaction, unrest and stress you are likely to experience in your work life.

NEO Personality Inventory

A personality inventory that examines a person’s Big Five personality traits (openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism). It provides a systematic assessment of emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal, and motivational styles.

Test age range: +16 years

Elysium for Schools

Training – Professional Development

SAFEMinds: Schools and Families Enhancing Minds

SAFEMinds is a professional learning and resource package for schools and families that aims to:

  • enhance early intervention mental health support for children and young people in schools; specifically regarding mild mood disorders (anxiety and depression) and self-harm
  • increase engagement of parents and carers with schools to more effectively support their child’s mental health; and
  • develop clear and effective referral pathways between schools and community youth and mental health services.

Tailored training

Do you have a particular issue within your school, such as self harm, high anxiety, concentration and attention, ADHD? Elysium Psychology can design and develop a training to suit the needs of your school.

Staff Support

Working within a school community with children, colleagues and parents is stressful and demanding. This may result in staff needing a bit of extra support or training to manage the complex situations that often present in this environment. Elysium Psychology can provide consultation or training to staff if they request or require some additional support.

Elysium for Schools has trained staff from the following schools and education services:

 

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