Parenting  

What is it

“Kids will be kids. It is perfectly normal for kids to play up a little and test those boundaries. But some kids will push those boundaries to the limit. They will scream, hit, and kick hard to knock those boundaries down.
 
… As a result they don’t fit in with other kids, they have trouble at school, and most importantly, your relationship with your child is severely strained. 

What it includes

Normal discipline strategies don’t seem to work. You have tried everything… being firm, yelling, time-out… but nothing works. You are trapped in an endless power-struggle with your child. You think you are somehow getting this parenting thing wrong; and this brings up feelings of guilt, shame, and embarrassment. This is a heart-breaking, demoralizing experience. You just want to get along with your kids, enjoy spending time with them, and have fun..” (Managing Defiance Parenting Manual by Deb Kahler, 2015).
 
Being a parent is the most important job in the world – and good parenting is the greatest gift you can ever give to your children. While parenting can be both the most difficult and the most rewarding thing you will ever do in your life, parenting groups and one-on-one parent coaching are great ways to learn some new tricks.

How a psychologist can help

KCPsych currently has a group parenting program available. This program is called ‘1-2-3 Magic Parenting and Emotion Coaching’. Please see the ‘Groups’ tab of our website, or call our office on 07 3256 6320 for more information. 

If you require additional information, please call our office on 07 3256 6320. Our mental health focused reception staff will be only too happy to assist you with your enquiry about our service and can suggest the most suitable Psychologist for your concern.

Ways We Can Help

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Psychologists who work in this service

Ricardo Bird
Ricardo Bird
Senior Psychologist - Taking new clients
Meredith Falkiner
Meredith Falkiner
Senior Psychologist. Taking new clients.
Jade Dean
Jade Dean
Currently taking new clients
Leonie Vela
Leonie Vela
Taking new clients.
Naomi Norman
Naomi Norman
Currently taking new clients.
Gerald White
Gerald White
Currently taking new clients.
Jessica Kenny
Jessica Kenny
Taking new clients. Heavily booked until 31 Jan 2022
Jane Correnti
Jane Correnti
Taking new clients
Vince Conway
Vince Conway
Psychologist. Taking new clients.
Timothy Southwell
Timothy Southwell
Heavily booked until 2nd Feb 2022 for new clients
Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray
Heavily booked until 14 Feb 2022 for new clients
Mary Kedwell
Mary Kedwell
Heavily booked until March 2022. Waitlist available.
Lindy Devenish
Lindy Devenish
Heavily booked until March 2022. Waitlist available.
Tess Sindici
Tess Sindici
Currently taking new clients (Telehealth Only)
Carolina Gonzalez
Carolina Gonzalez
Clinical Psychologist ( On maternity leave)
Kristie Clarke
Kristie Clarke
At capacity for new clients. Waitlist available. Contact clinic for any referrals.