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SPECTRUM CENTRE PROVIDES PSYCHOLOGY AND POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE PERTH NORTHERN SUBURBS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF ABILITIES

 

Spectrum Centre works with individuals and those closest around them to support positive relationships and environments to improve well-being, independence, and quality of life.

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SERVICES

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PSYCHOLOGY

Initial appointments for children typically involve consultation with a parent/guardian alone to gain an understanding of concerns and need for psychology support.


For adolescents and adults, initial consultation may be with the client alone, client and important other(s), or with carers/guardians alone depending on the nature of the referral and client consent.

Psychology sessions take place in the client’s natural setting, such as home, school, workplace, or community. 

Spectrum Centre can provide support with:

Understanding and managing emotions

Emotional regulation and co-regulation

Anxiety

Adjustment to disability and diagnosis

Self-esteem and resilience

Participation at school or workplace

Bullying

Friendships

Home routines

Community participation

Parent support

Spectrum Centre can provide consultation and support with:

School advocacy

Training education staff

Workplace support

Training for support workers

Training for community groups

Case meetings

Spectrum Centre has extensive experience in working within a transdisciplinary team and can attend sessions with other allied health therapists and service providers (e.g., Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, and Social Workers). This includes other therapists working in private practice and those working within larger not-for-profit organisations.

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POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT

Spectrum Centre provides Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for NDIS participants.

Positive behaviour support (PBS) aims to improve quality of life. PBS services are often needed when there have been instances of behaviours described by others as challenging (referred to as ‘behaviours of concern’). Behaviours of concern include property damage, verbal aggression, physical aggression (to self or others), running away, and more.


NDIS participants with Capacity Building supports with an ‘Improved Relationships’ (CB Relationships) budget are able to access PBS services. PBS services are provided by Behaviour Support Practitioners (‘Practitioners’), who are registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission oversee all services and supports delivered with NDIS funding, including the quality of PBS services delivered by practitioners.


Practitioners carry-out a PBS assessment which includes input from the participant and relevant others (e.g., family members, caregivers, support staff, teaching/employment services, therapists, other relevant professionals and agencies).

Assessment also includes a range of sources such as medical history, previous medical or allied health reports, support plans, incident reports or other data, formal assessment measures, and direct observation.

Based on the assessment, practitioners develop behaviour support plans that include proactive strategies to improve quality of life (e.g., skill building, changes in the environment, communication supports), and reactive strategies that outline how others can support and respond to specific behaviour.

Practitioners provide coaching and support to implement the strategies in the plan, as well as monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the strategies over time.

In some situations a restrictive practice may be in place or recommended to protect people from harm. A restrictive practice is any intervention that restricts the rights, freedom of movement, or access of a person with disability. Behaviour Support Plans that include a restrictive practice need to be shared with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and any other providers who will be using or administering the restrictive practice/s in the plan.

 
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Claire Paterson

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

I am a psychologist who is passionate about supporting people of all ages and abilities to have a good quality of life. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a special interest in Autism. I have worked as a psychologist for many years in the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors providing psychology consultation and disability services to individuals, families, schools, workplaces, and other community organisations.

I am passionate about person-centred practice and supporting positive changes for my clients and important others in their lives. I work closely with parents and other caregivers to address mental health issues, improve understanding of unmet needs, and establish positive home and community routines and relationships.

I incorporate a range of approaches in my therapeutic work including positive behaviour support, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family systems therapy, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, interpersonal therapy, emotional regulation, and mindfulness strategies. I work with the individual client in their natural environment and/or with important others when appropriate to develop strategies and skills to improve well-being and participation in daily routines and relationships.

I am committed to providing a holistic service by working in collaboration with other therapists and professionals who are engaged with my clients to ensure a transdisciplinary approach whenever appropriate. I have many years experience working as part of a transdisciplinary team delivering comprehensive interventions. 

I provide a strengths-based approach to neurodiversity and create a safe, non-judgemental environment to explore and develop understanding of client difficulties and unmet needs, and to target specific strategies and skill development to enhance quality of life for both my clients and important others in their lives.  

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE YOU TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS?

There is currently a wait for services (updated August 2021).

Enquiries for new clients can be sent to admin@spectrumcentre.com.au or please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page with information about the services you are seeking.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

No - You do not require a doctor’s referral to access services. However if you wish to claim a rebate from Medicare you will need a referral from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist prior to your appointment.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Spectrum Centre fees are set to the current NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.

Initial appointment fee is $352.24 for 90 minutes.

On-going appointments are $234.83 for 60 minutes.


Clients with a current Mental Health Care Plan may be able to claim Medicare rebates of $108.25 for home or community visits for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

Spectrum Centre is a registered NDIS service provider. Clients who have NDIS funding are able to use their funding with Spectrum Centre.

IS THERE A TRAVEL FEE?

Yes. Travel fees are charged up to 30 minutes travel time one way ($117.41).  Additional travel fees apply for travel outside the Perth Northen Suburbs.

Clients who have NDIS funding are able to use their funding for travel fees.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU TRAVEL TO?

Spectrum Centre is based in the Wanneroo area and covers the Perth Northern suburbs.

CAN WE COME TO YOU FOR AN OFFICE APPOINTMENT?

Yes, office apointments are available from the Spectrum Centre Office in Wanneroo.

IS SPECTRUM CENTRE A REGISTERED PROVIDER WITH THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME (NDIS)?

Yes - Spectrum Centre is a registered NDIS provider. Clients who have NDIS funding are able to use their funding to pay for services delivered by Spectrum Centre.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Clients need to give two (2) clear business days’ notice to avoid cancellation fees. Clients who cancel with less than two (2) clear business days’ notice, or fail to attend their appointment will be charged the full appointment fee. Notice of cancellation can be provided in person, by telephone, in writing or email. 

Cancellation charges cannot be claimed through Medicare.

HOW CAN I PROVIDE FEEDBACK?

Your feedback is always welcome. Please email your feedback to feedback@spectrumcentre.com.au

 

CONTACT

Level 3/30 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo, 6065  (By Appointment)

0499 930 811

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