The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support they need to pursue their goals. It also fosters social inclusion.... Read More

Working with Children’s Emotions: Integrating Theory and Practice

Working with Children’s Emotions: Integrating Theory and Practice Nelson and Russell (2016) highlight that, before children can learn to regulate their emotions, they must develop the ability to recognise and label them. The ability to recognise emotions initially involves learning the visual components of emotional.... Read More

“I can’t really imagine approaching therapy any other way now”

In a recent commentary in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Hill (2014) noted that, after a long period training as a clinical psychologist in individually-focused treatment models, he felt ill-equipped to address the challenges of complex caregiving systems. Similarly, practitioners training.... Read More

How do we Talk About That?

How do we Talk About That? Speaking to highly traumatised children can be among the most challenging tasks for practitioners. Not only is content distressing, but we are painfully aware that inappropriate intervention can make things worse. The National Institute for Trauma and Loss suggests.... Read More

Where did you learn that? Aquisition of emotion regulation strategies

While a vast literature exists on emotion regulation strategies, there is little research on parent’s and children’s approach in a naturalistic setting.Chen (2015) collected 61 hours of video data from four Australian families and identified context specific emotion regulation strategies in five emotionally charged everyday.... Read More