Psychology Department



The Psychology Department in Western Care Association endeavours to provide a range of high quality psychological assessment and intervention services to children and adults with learning disabilities. The Department uses research and innovative approaches based on sound psychological principles. Services are provided in partnership with families, advocates, fellow staff members and a range of community groups and other agencies. Psychologists work as members of multi-disciplinary teams and these teams work across the age span from early intervention through to adult services.

Inputs are provided directly to service users; on some occasions indirectly through parents, teachers and other staff members. Direct working will usually involve psychological assessment for various issues and counselling/therapy interventions.

Supports are also provided through group work with parents, service users or staff as needed or requested.
Through discussions with the individual and their family, particular supports maybe required.  The Social Worker may be positioned to put in place supports to address these requirements for a defined period of time.