About Sprout Child and Family Psychology

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Sprout Child and Family Psychology is a practice with a focus on providing high quality psychology  therapy services to children, adolescents and their parents and carers  within Brisbane and surrounding areas.


Sprout Child and Family Psychology offers paediatric and mental health services to children and their families from as young as 6 months to 18 years of age.


Our  premise is to not only work with the child, but also their family  system and wider environment in order to ensure sustained change over a  long period of time.  Within therapy sessions we seek to identify  and include the whole family in the treatment plan and spend time with  both the child and family in implementing changes in behaviour.


Whilst we do work with seperated families, and families who are going through court processes, we focus upon intervention and treatement (for example for a child presenting with behavioural issues in the context of family change) rather than upon evaluation of parenting for court purposes.


At Sprout Child and Family Psychology, we are also experienced in identifying and assessing a range of childhood disorders and developmental issues including Autism Spectrum Disorders, cognitive difficulties and learning problems, anxiety issues, and social skills.


Our  goal is to offer tailored practical solutions that can be used within  the home, school or other environments in order to ensure that both our  assessments and interventions are relevant to your child. 

About Ben Tuppack

B. Psych Sc (Hons), Pgrad Cert Family Therapy and Counselling, MAPS.


Ben  Tuppack is a registered psychologist, and Member of the Australian  Psychological Society (APS) with extensive experience in the areas of  child perinatal and child mental health, disability and child  protection. Ben has a particular interest and focus upon working with  the whole family and their extended environment in order to effect positive change over the long term. Ben also has experience in providing psychometric assessment and intervention for children in relation to Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and behavioural problems.


Ben  is an accredited provider of Triple P (the Positive Parenting Program),  1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching, and the Circle of Security  Parenting Education (COS-P) program.


Ben’s enjoys work with families on a range of child emotional and behavioural  difficulties, including anxiety and emotional regulation (dealing with  feelings like anger), sleep difficulties, ADHD, and oppositional behaviour.  Ben’s other interests include working with new parents to overcome  postnatal depression and parenting anxiety and assisting in adjusting to  parenthood.


Outside of work Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and young son.

What should I look for in a child psychologist?

Registration


Under  Australian  Law, all psychologists need to be registered with the  Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority. You can check our  registrations here (external link).


Professional membership


We are both full Members of the Australian Psychological Society - the peak body for Australian Psychologists. As part of this memberships, we undertake regular education and training to extend our skills and ensure that we are making use of the best evidence based information to inform our assessments and therapy interventions


Experience


We have extensive experience in working with children and youth
across a variety of age groups and across a range of issues and
contexts.


Child and Family Approach


As a part of our assessment and interventions, we focus upon both the child and their family, creating sustained effective changes.


Treatment team


In  order to best support you, your child and your family, we work  alongside other professionals, encouraging a holistic approach to  treatment with your healthcare team.


Strengths base


We take time to get to know your child and your family, as a means of
identifying  the things that your child can do well and their other positive  qualities which we then use throughout the therapy process