Psychology and psychotherapy.
Children’s educational psychologist — a specialist whose professional responsibilities include the examination, diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in the formation of personality and behavior of children. A good child psychologist takes into account all of the factors in their interaction, because the child has to face different challenges, which together can cause disease. For children’s educational psychologist it is important to consider each case in specific circumstances.
Children’s therapist — a doctor involved in the identification and treatment of disorders of psychogenic origin. The competence of a child psychotherapist differs significantly from adult competence of the doctor, because in the treatment of children must take into account many other factors: age, stage of development and physiological and mental functions, conditions of education and training.
Children’s therapist works in two directions:
clinical psychotherapy (diagnosis and treatment of somatic, border, and mental illness);
personality-oriented psychotherapy (changing attitudes to ourselves, to others and to the world).
Despite the sometimes dismissive attitude of parents to psychotherapy and psychologists, a good child psychologist knows that the entry of the child into the new social environment, their replacements, the appearance of the baby’s rights and responsibilities have a direct impact on attitude towards the world. Therefore, the doctor can help the child to overcome the discomfort.
Activities of children’s educational psychologist:
family counseling, counseling of parents;
classes to develop skills (mindfulness, concentration, memory, imagination, etc.).
Children’s psychological counseling is indicated in the following cases:
the loss of the child’s control;
problems in communication with peers or adults;
poor performance in school.
Children’s psychological counseling contributes to the adequate perception of parents of the problem, look at it from the side of the child, the achievement of mutual understanding between them that can significantly speed up the process of diagnosis and treatment.
When it detects suspicious changes in behavior of the child you need a child psychologist. In Moscow a full range of psychological and psychotherapeutic assistance provided by specialists of the EMC. To ensure timely care, good child psychologist in Moscow must be the doctor who operates, guided by years of experience and the latest scientific developments such specialists are the doctors of the EMC. In the clinic are receiving child therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists with experience in the clinics of the USA and Western Europe. Young patients are given help and support in addressing the whole spectrum of issues psychoemotional sphere.
In working with children, children’s therapist, and child psychologist-teacher use:
techniques of psychotherapy, psychological counseling;
technology cognitive-behavioral therapy;
modern drug therapy;
methods of physiotherapy.
Children’s therapist and pediatric psychologist often collaborate because this approach allows us to consider the problem from all sides, the most accurate diagnosis and choose a treatment method.
In the clinic, in addition to children’s therapists, psychologists and a child psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, speech pathologist and occupational therapist in that allows you to solve many traditional problems in the field of child psychotherapy:
disorders learning or behaviour;
the effects of psychological trauma, etc.
Children’s therapist is not limited to communicating only with the child, because it is essential that the achievement of a common understanding and vision problems both for them and their parents. In this regard, perhaps a course of family therapy.
In the clinic, with the direct involvement of a neuropsychologist developed programs neurocognitive correction for children with hyperactivity, severe somatic diseases, innovative programs correction of eating behavior disorders in young children, and programs for the development of social and daily living skills in children with developmental delays. Children’s educational psychologist is directly involved in the treatment process.
Neuropsychological correction is an effective method of helping children who face difficulties in learning and communication. According to studies, such problems are largely associated with the individual characteristics of the formation of mental functions in the early stages of child development, beginning with the period of intrauterine development. The neuropsychological correction program is a set of exercises, constructed in accordance with the periods of development of mental processes of the person. During the sessions the children have the opportunity in the form of a game again go through all the stages of psychomotor development, “to increase their” those psychological processes that for various reasons were not fully formed at appropriate age levels.
The neuropsychological correction program aimed at solving problems:
fatigue, difficulty concentration;
absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, inattention, difficulties of self-organization;
difficulties of remembering, learning, including the formation of numeracy, reading, writing;
difficulties planning, logical thinking.
In the absence of attention from experts and timely psychological support such features in the future to become the child’s serious obstacle to socialization and vocational training. To prevent these problems in some cases help professionals related topics: neurologist, children’s therapist, teacher and psychologist.
The neuropsychological correction program is developed individually depending on the age of the child and in accordance with the results of neuropsychological diagnostics. During neuropsychological research specialist determines the root cause of the difficulties of the child, the level of development of separate mental functions, strengths and weaknesses of development. Based on the obtained results may be recommended for individual or group sessions based on the neuropsychological correction, pre-determined duration and intensity.
At the EMC children’s clinic children’s therapist also provides little assistance to patients in disorders of eating behavior, including at a very early age. The problem may lie in the false views of parents about good nutrition for infants in the first months and years of life, and a distorted view of how much a child at a certain age should weigh and how to look. As a result, getting older, the child loses the ability to adequately assess their needs for food, ceases to understand whether he is hungry. May develop related problems with digestion and other psychosomatic disorders. After exclusion of somatic diseases that could cause problems, specialists help parents learn all about the needs of the child, proper care of the baby, teach the rules of feeding.