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FAQS

WHAT'S INVOLVED IN A PARENTING GROUP SESSION?

Each session is two hours long, with a short break part way through. Parenting groups involve a mixture of psychoeducation, whole-group and small-group discussions, and skill demonstrations.

DO YOU OFFER INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS?

Yes. If you're seeking more focused, individualised treatment, then Evolution Psychology can help. Check out the Parent Counselling tab.

IS THIS THERAPY SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM OR WITH LEARNING/BEHAVIOURAL NEEDS?

Yes. Individual therapy, SPACE and Relational Parenting have included neurodiverse populations and parents have successfully adapted the skills and techniques for their child's and family's unique circumstances. The psychologists facilitating the programs have experience in supporting families in achieving this.

IN TWO PARENT FAMILIES, DO BOTH PARENTS NEED TO ATTEND THE PARENTING PROGRAM OR THERAPY SESSION?

Ideally, yes. Research has found that parenting programs are more effective when both parents attend. Having said that, some parents have commitments they are unable to rearrange. One parent attending, and sharing the content with the other parent, can still facilitate significant change in a family. In these scenarios, it's recommended parents set aside dedicated time to review the course material each week.

ARE THE SKILLS HELPFUL IN DIVORCED/SEPARATION/BLENDED FAMILY SITUATIONS?

Yes. The skills and techniques of SPACE and Relational Parenting are appropriate for a variety of family circumstances. Parents have facilitated change even when the second parent chooses not to engage with the program.

CAN PEOPLE OTHER THAN PARENTS ATTEND THE SESSIONS?

Absolutely. The skills and principles of these programs are helpful for anyone caring for children, including parents, teachers, early childhood educators, grandparents and extended family.

Children do not attend the group.

HAVE I MISSED THE BOAT IF MY CHILD IS [ANY AGE FROM FIVE TO A TEENAGER]? IS IT TOO LATE?

Most definitely not. Change is possible at any stage of a child's or family's life. It simply takes commitment and dedication.

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