We use evidence based clinical interventions to support:
Various Types of Depression
While all we feel sad and low at various times, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. We understand that depression is more than just a low mood. We can help you with this serious condition that can affect your physical and mental health.
Diverse Experiences of Anxiety
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Everyone feels anxious from time to time especially when we feel under pressure. When anxious feelings do not go away, happen without any particular reason or make it hard to cope with daily life it may be the sign of an anxiety condition. We provide focused treatement to help clients face and challenge anxiety.
Complex Forms of Trauma
Trauma is the response to one, or multiple, deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences. We use diverse and evidence-based interventions to help clients heal from traumatic experiences and histories.
Women's Health and Pain
Women experience and endure a vast range of changes physically and mentally and across the lifespan. Managing and coping with these changes can result in significant distress and ongoing mental health concerns especially when assessment and diagnosis can take months or even years before treatment occurs. We will assess and address the relationship between trauma, mental health, and chronic pain/health issues as an important guide for care.
Grief and Loss
Grief is an important process that eventually allows us to come to accept loss in our lives. It is important that we allow ourselves time to grieve following loss so that we can move forward. Identifying how we feel and acknowledging our emotional responses, while painful, is extremely important in being able to come to terms with our loss. We can help you to adopt healthy strategies to cope and seek support when struggling to manage the range of emotions experienced when grieving.
Gender and Sexuality
LGBTIQA+ identifying people often experience stress and uncertainty as they discover themselves and try to live an authentic life. We recognise that LGBTIQA+ people don’t experience anxiety or depression because of their identity, but because of discrimination, abuse (both verbal and physical), exclusion and prejudice. Creating a supportive, encouraging and inclusive environment is so important to maintaining LGBTIQA+ health and wellbeing.
Psychological Assessment and Reporting
Psychologists often undertake cognitive testing of individuals that can provide valuable information about their perceptions, thoughts and feelings, or their cognitive functioning such as memory and learning.
Get your psychological testing and reports at Dune Health and Wellbeing.
What is psychological assessment?
Testing is a formal process using validated and reliable measures of aspects of an individual's psychological or cognitive functioning. It might include paper and pencil tests like questionnaires and surveys, or the completion of set puzzle-like activities that evaluate certain skills such as planning, memory or problem-solving. Referrals are typically not required although exceptions may apply (e.g., worker's compensation).
What is psychological assessment used for?
Psychological testing can answer a broad range of questions. For instance, a psychologist may help test an individual to judge whether they are competent to manage their own affairs responsibly. Psychologists often assess children with special learning needs, people with brain injuries, or older adults experiencing problems with declining memory so that they, and others around them better understand their needs. Psychologists also provide assessments for the criminal justice system, or evaluate and provide professional psychological opinion to the courts on child custody cases.
What are assessment reports used for?
There are a number of reasons why psychological assessment reports are required. At Dune Health and Wellbeing we provide assessments and reports including:
IQ test and intelligence testing for work or study
Child development assessment for school placement
Expert witness reports
Court reports (including pre-sentencing)
What psychometric assessments do you use?
We have years of experience using a diverse range of psychometric tests with a wide variety of clients. Tests most commonly used in our practice include:
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) is the most advanced measure of adult intellectual ability.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is the new gold standard assessment tool designed to measure a child’s intellectual ability.
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) is an individually administered measure of oral language, reading, written language and mathematics.
Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) is a neuropsychological test designed to measure different memory functions in a person.
Conners 3 Assessments are used to assess ADHD and evaluate problem behaviour in children and adolescents
Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales are the leading instruments for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How long does psychological assessment take?
Many psychometric tests require 2 to 3 hours of testing onsite with a clinician.
Formal assessment tools such as WAIS-IV and WISC-V require considerable testing, report preparation, and interviews.
Dune Health and Wellbeing has dedicated assessment appointments and can accomodate evening and weekend appointments (on request). This allows us to accomodate client assessment with minimal delay.
How much do psychological assessments and reports costs?
The cost of psychometric assessment varies depending on the time required for assessment and report preparation.
See more on assessment costs on our Pricing & Payment page.
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