Child and Adolescent Consultation Checklist

Sometimes as a parent, it can help to chat with a psychologist once or twice to nut out a problem, or get a different perspective on a difficulty, such as sibling difficulties, school refusal, eating difficulties.  Other times, there is something happening at home that you simply feel at a loss as to what to do about.

Take a look at the following checklist to determine if your child, you or your whole family would benefit from seeing a psychologist:

  • The difficulty is becoming worse rather than better over time.
  • The problem interferes with everyday living – i.e. work, school, self-care, household duties/chores.
  • The problem is affecting important relationships – friendships, siblings, teachers.
  • You (and/or your child) are feeling helpless, hopeless and at a loss as to what to do about it.
  • The problem leads your child (and you/your family) to avoid doing things you normally both enjoyed (i.e going out, going to particular places like the park, cinema, shops, spending time with people, sports, hobbies).

If you answered yes to any of the above then seeing a psychologist is likely to be helpful for your child, you and/or family.