Need help managing your child’s behaviour?
Does your child show disruptive behaviours including?:
- Temper tantrums
- Anger & irritability
- Aggression like hitting or biting
- Little remorse or empathy
- Poor motivation in structured activities, or
- Punishment doesn’t seem to work
When a child displays these problems on most days for six months or more, this can put tremendous strain on families and relationships, and professional intervention may be needed. Disruptive behaviours become harder to change the older a child gets so seeking help early is important.
The UNSW Parent-Child Research Clinic accepts referrals for 2-7 years old children with severe disruptive behaviours. We specialise in working with children who show limited prosocial emotions relative to other children their age. Prosocial emotions refers to the experience of empathy or remorse, motivation to do well, and sensitivity to punishment.
In addition to our standard in-clinic treatment, we are currently offering Internet-delivered treatment in which interested and eligible families securely meet “face-to-face” with an experienced therapist over the Internet.
You may be eligible to participate in a University of New South Wales clinical research trial to provide skills to better manage your child’s problem behaviours. Families will receive standard or enhanced Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – found to be an effective approach for reducing problem behaviours in 2 to 7 years old children.
The Parent-Child Research Clinic at UNSW is currently offering free treatment to families who qualify to participate in our research trials.