Children and adolescents first visit us at Reframe, along with their parent(s), because there are concerns about the child's functioning. The youth may be having problems academically, behaviourally, socially, or emotionally. A first step to helping youth improve their functioning is often a comprehensive psychological assessment.
The assessment is geared towards understanding the child's strengths and needs, their past and current functioning in various areas, and in understanding the factors that may be limiting the individual's current functioning. During the assessment, information from multiple sources is combined to better understand the child.
After we have a better understanding of the youth, we work with them and their parent(s) to improve overall functioning. We employ empirically supported treatment methods but rely heavily on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), individualized treatment, and a family approach to help bring about positive changes in the lives of children, adolescents, and families. The focus, length, and frequency of intervention varies depending on the child's individual needs and current functioning.