To ensure your child (or teen) is feeling better as quickly as possible, your psychologist will:
- keep the sessions engaging for your child using playful approaches when it makes sense
- check in at the start of each session to see how your child is doing
- make recommendations for topics for the session, ask you and/or your child for any ideas for discussion, and build a session agenda together to ensure that the most important and helpful topics are covered
- update you on the tools your child is learning
- work with you to a greater or lesser extent over the course of therapy depending on how many recommendations we have for you in your role as parents.
It is typically helpful to review any practice you and your child have done since the prior session so your child’s psychologist can provide further training, as required, on the tools being learned. By working together, your child can continue to learn as quickly as possible how to reduce stress and distress.
In each session, you and/or your child can learn new information and tools. Or, if you prefer, your psychologist will provide you and your child with support and guidance for life’s difficulties, as appropriate.
Your psychologist will ensure you and/or your child know what to practice before the next session and will check in with you and your child regularly over the course of your child’s therapy to see if you and your child’s needs are being met and you are moving towards your goals.