CliniKids is a not-for-profit centre integrating world-class research with a clinical service for children with developmental delay and/or an autism diagnosis, and their families. It is the first of its kind for autism in Australia.
One of the unique aspects of CliniKids is the integration of clinical services with cutting-edge research. Our exceptional team of researchers work in collaboration with our clinicians to give the community access to the world's best evidence-based therapies.
Here at CliniKids, we understand that raising a child with a developmental difference or autism can come with wonderful moments of joy and very unique challenges.
Our experienced Psychology team, including Clinical Psychologists, has extensive experience working with children and their families to address common concerns such as anxiety, self-regulation difficulties, low mood, and challenging behaviours. We also work directly with siblings and parents to provide whole family support for any challenges you may be facing.
Our compassionate, understanding Psychology team focus first on providing a safe, warm, welcoming space for you and your family to share your story, your strengths and your concerns, then work together with you to better understand what might be underlying the difficulties and develop a plan to move forward together.
The team are trained in a variety of evidence-based intervention techniques, including dyadic developmental psychotherapy, attachment based therapy, mentalisation based therapy, the interpersonal neurobiological approach, cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
The Psychology team work closely with our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary service that is individualised to best suit the unique needs of your family. We offer rebated sessions through a mental health care plan, and private health rebates apply.