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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Characteristics of an Excellent Child Psychiatrist 

Victorian Counselling and Psychological Services

How do you find a good child psychiatrist? Finding an answer to the question is not easy, as there are many various kinds of psychiatrists who do different types of things -- non-therapy, therapy, and certain kinds of therapy such as CBT or psychoanalysis. And there is the important question on insurance, as well as location.

1) A good child psychiatrist develops a good relationship to the child. It's believed that 85 per cent of a particular change {could be accounted for the relationship developed. If your child is not developing a significant connection with the therapist or he doesn't put trust on his therapist, then look for another one. Generally, a good psychiatrist could engage a shy or uncooperative child. He should develop a true interest in the child, and be willing to understand the world as the child perceives it.

2. A good child psychiatrist does not pathologize the child. The therapist see the strengths of a child and he should be open to hearing his (and his parent's) probable solutions to the problem the child is going through. When there is a real mental and/or behavioural condition such as depression, anorexia, truancy,or ADHD, a good child psychiatrist examines the problem as the problem. He must never say, "He is a depressed child," but "The child is struggling from depression," instead. Here, there's a huge difference. A child is certainly more than a couple of symptoms. The child is underneath the problems he's experiencing, a blessed person with a lot of potential. A good therapist clearly separates the child from the problem. Look for someone else if you feel that your child's strengths are being ignored.

3) A good child psychiatrist is also a good partner of the caregiver, guardian, or parent. He absolutely understands that his role as the child's therapist is just temporary. The ones who really need to be there to help the child are the special individuals that are already an important part of the child's life. He is humble enough to recognize that his contributions are in fact small compared to the help and support coming from the family and friends of the child. However, this doesn't automatically that he is not expected to do what he could to help the child surpass the problem at hand. However, child therapy is perceived as one step in the remedial process. If the child psychiatrist makes his contributions seem like the only way to cure the child, don't hesitate to look for another one who's humble and appreciative of your child's natural support network.

4) A good child psychiatrist never points a finger at other people for the problem the child is faced with, and definitely he does not puts the blame on the child. He sees the problem as complex and knows that the solution is often complex too. Pointing finger at schools, parents, and/or family members won't result in anything good for the child. Helping the school, parents, and the child to make things significantly easier for the child to conquer the problem is helpful. If you feel like the therapist of your child is blaming other people for the problem at hand, find a better professional from the team at Victorian Counselling & Psychological Services who is more action-oriented.

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