CYMHS Single Session Family Consultation Clinic offers families ‘one-off’ appointments with a team of clinicians.
What we do
We set aside a time each week to consult with families who want to work hard to create change in their lives. People often believe that in order to be effective, therapy has to take a long time. This is a common myth. What we have found, through research and experience, that for about 50% of families, one session is enough.
Four to six weeks after the session, one of our therapists will call you to follow-up and see what changes you have made as a family and if more support is needed.
We work as a team because we believe there can be a lot of value in hearing multiple ideas and perspectives. Generally, two therapists talk with the family while the team observes from behind a one-way screen (the family can meet the team before the session if desired).
Later in the session, the team will share their ideas and thoughts about what they have heard, with the aim of being helpful to the family. The family then has a chance to comment on what they heard from the team.
How to access this clinic
Contact us directly
Family, carers, case managers and patients can contact us directly to access our services.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
|Monday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Tuesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Wednesday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Thursday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
|Friday||Child and Youth Mental Health Service||8.30am - 5.00pm|
- Dr Paul Denborough: Psychiatry
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