Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave and react.

Psychologists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically supported methods. These methods can be used to treat individuals, families and also groups and organisations.

Psychologists at Minda are experienced in working with people with intellectual disability. Their services include designing and delivering a range of therapeutic responses, which aim to reduce the complexities that living with disability can bring.

Southern Disability Support psychologists can offer:

  • Counselling and support
  • Development of positive behaviour support plans
  • Staff training and development
  • Crisis intervention
  • Assessment of capacity to consent
  • Prescription and review of restrictive practices

To achieve this, Psychologists may work with individuals, groups, families, carers, support workers, other professionals and the community. They also have access to a consulting Psychiatrist, who can access and treat as required.

A psychiatrist is a qualified medical doctor, with additional qualifications in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems.

Access to the Psychiatrist is currently limited to Minda service users, and only available on a referral basis.