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 is a fee-for-service clinic and accepts referrals for children ages 7 and under with disruptive behaviour problems. We specialise in an evidence-based program called Parent-Child Interaction Therapy – found to be an effective approach for reducing problem behaviours in children ages 7 and under. We work with all families with children with disruptive behaviour but specialise in working with those who show limited prosocial emotions relative to other children their age.
In addition to providing standard in-clinic treatment, we also offer Internet-delivered treatment in which interested and eligible families securely meet “face-to-face” with an experienced therapist over the Internet.
The UNSW Parent-Child Research Clinic now offers a FREE 7-week treatment trial for parents and carers of children aged 12 to 23 months with emerging disruptive behaviour problems. The intervention offered is a version of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, which has been adapted to meet the needs of toddlers. We hope that by offering this intervention in toddlerhood, this will help prevent more significant behavioural difficulties from developing later in life. To find out more about this new treatment trial, please click here.
The UNSW Parent-Child Research Clinic also offers a 7-week group parenting program for all parents and carers of children aged 18 months to 5 years called Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS). HOT DOCS is evidence-based, structured, and supportive, and offers parents a problem-solving approach for everyday behaviour problems. To find out more about the HOT DOCS program, please click here.
Call or email us today to find out more:
Phone: (02) 9385 0376