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    Do I bring my child to see the psychologist in for their first session?

    My child is having some behavioural issues and I want him to have some sessions with a psychologist. Do I bring him in for the first session straight away?
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  • Naomi Rose

    Psychologist

    Naomi Rose is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia & AHPRA and an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has ... View Profile

    It's best if you or the carer of the child comes in for the first session without the child. This allows the psychologist to explore the issues and ask adult questions which are necessary to understand the context of the problem of the child. Secondly, it's not the best to have the child sit outside in the waiting room while the psychologist talks to the parent/carer about the problem.

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