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Behaviour Reinforcement for Children

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22/03/2022 14:00 PM
Behaviour Reinforcement for Children Does your child ever do something that makes you think “If only they would do that all the time!”, or “I wish they would stop doing that!”? If so, you will be happy to hear that it is possible to make this happen. Behaviours Serve Functions If a childs behaviour is occurring consistently or increasing in frequency, it is being reinforced in one way or another. Reinforcement is not just receiving a reward, it refers to anything that maintains or increases a...

Is telehealth for me?

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22/03/2022 14:00 PM
Maybe you live in a regional town with limited access to mental health facilities. Or maybe you are unable to physically attend sessions. Whatever your circumstance, this is where telehealth can fill that gap. However as in most things in life there are pros and cons to using telehealth. To ensure you sign up for the best system that helps your circumstances, I’ve collated non-exclusive details as follows: PROS & CONS The Pros Convenience, flexibility, comfortability, having easy access to...

Learn how to relax

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11/03/2022 12:50 PM
JUST RELAX Psychologists can help you Learn how to Relax Relaxing seems simple in theory but without regular practice of appropriate strategies, stress can creep up on us. It is a common misconception to think “I don’t need to implement relaxation strategies as I am not feeling that stressed”. Relaxation strategies along with psychological skills development are equally focused on preventing, as well as treating the problem. In our busy lifestyles we can neglect to prioritise prevention over t...

What Is Schema Therapy and When Is It Needed?

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01/03/2022 10:00 AM
Schema therapy is a modern style of therapy that incorporates components of emotion-focused therapy, attachment theory, psychoanalysis, and CBT, among others, by delving deeper into maladaptive coping strategies, emotions, and the causes of mental health issues. It's an integrative method to treating personality disorders and other mental health issues that don't usually respond to traditional treatments. It can be very beneficial in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. You'll work...

Autism Therapy QLD Can Assist You and Your Child

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24/01/2022 14:00 PM
Autism awareness is increasing, there are many modern movies and TV series focusing on people with Autism traits. Support and funding agencies have also become more aware of the impact Autism can have on an individual’s functioning and their support needs. As a parent or carer it can be difficult to understand how Autism affects a child’s ability and development. There can be an overwhelming amount of information to process, so below is a brief overview of Autism traits and links for further...

NDIS Psychology Providers Can Help You Manage Emotions

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24/01/2022 13:00 PM
Distress intolerance is the perceived inability to experience unpleasant, aversive, or uncomfortable emotions. It can be accompanied by a desperate need to escape uncomfortable feelings. We all experience emotions; they are an important part of being human and are essential to our survival. The human experience is designed to feel an array of emotions, some of which may be comfortable and others uncomfortable. We may not like it, but experiencing uncomfortable emotions is a natural part of...

Couple Therapy Sessions Can Save Relationships

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24/01/2022 10:00 AM
Every relationship requires hard work and has its unique challenges. After all, two individuals are coming together from perhaps completely different walks of life, so it’s probably not going to be as easy as a walk in the park. Relationships not only require physical closeness and intimacy; they also demand emotional and psychological support. Therefore, keeping the spark alive and well-lit in a romantic relationship requires skills and tactics that work together to strike a delicate balance....

How effective is marathon couples counselling?

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21/01/2022 14:00 PM
At Breakfree Psychology Services we are experts in couples counseling, using the GottmanMethod. This is a well-researched approach developed through years of practice and research conducted by the Gottman Institute, into what makes a relationship work and what are the masters of relationships doing differently to the disasters of relationships. The benefit of this approach is that you’re not hearing your therapists opinion on what she thinks is important in a relationship, or what works for...

WISC-V Testing Townsville

Posted By Elizabeth Pincott,
11/01/2022 18:00 PM
Breakfree Psychology Services provides psychological testing, specifically to test intellectual performance, which is a measure of how an individual uses their intelligence within their environment. Intellectual capacity cannot be absolutely identified or seen, only measured in terms of action or what is demonstrated.   The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V), is the latest version of the most trusted cognitive ability measure available. It&nb...

How to manage trust issues in your relationship?

Posted By Elizabeth Pincott,
03/07/2021 15:00 PM
Trust issues in a relationship can stem from our belief system about others, the world & ourselves.Belief systems are developed when we are young, often by the time we are 3 or 4, we have ingrained thoughts about how trustworthy people are, based on the people in our household or around us at this early age.If we have caregivers we can depend on to be kind & treat us well we develop beliefs that people are trustworthy.If we have caregivers who mistreat us we develop beliefs that people...