What age does the child or adolescent need to be? 3-18 years old
Is parental consent required? Yes.
Does the child or adolescent need a referral? A referral is not required for therapy or assessments. However, to access Medicare rebates for therapy under the Better Access scheme a referral from a GP with a Mental Health Treatment Plan is required. Further information can be found in this Department of Health fact sheet.
What is the cost of a psychological assessment? The cost depends on the type and number of assessments required. To find out more about the costs for your particular assessments, contact us
What is the cost of therapy? Therapy fees range from $150 - $210. To find out more, contact us
Are there rebates for psychological assessments? Psychological assessments are not eligible for the medicare rebate. However, some private health insurance funds offer rebates depending on your level of coverage. Contact your fund to find out your level of cover.
When is payment due? Payment is due before or at time of appointment by cash, debit or credit card, or direct bank deposit. If you need to cancel or reschedule the appointment, 24-hours notice is required. This time is required in advance so that the appointment time can be made available to others who may be waiting for an appointment. Failure to give a minimum of 24 hours notice of a cancellation, or non-attendance of an appointment, will incur a $50 cancellation fee.
How long does an assessment take? The number of assessment sessions required depends on both the type of assessment being conducted as well as the individual completing the test. Questionnaires are self-paced and can be conducted in the comfort of the respondent’s own environment.
Can I be in the room with my child during the session or assessment? We prefer one-to-one consultation in order to limit distractability. This can be determined on an as-needs basis. Parents/guardians are welcome to wait in the waiting room whilst an appointment or assessment is being conducted.
What will be included in the report? The report will include relevant background information obtained during the intake session, any important observations made during the assessment sessions, the results of any tests and questionnaires completed, a discussion of what the results mean along with recommendations. Recommendations can include teaching and learning strategies for home and school, as well as suggestions for interventions that may be appropriate. Results of the assessment are presented using tables and graphs when possible which makes it easier to understand how the individual performed compared to others of the same age.
Who has access to the report? Parents. Parents may give to third party organisations at their own discretion. We will only provide a copy of the report to the child or adolescent’s school upon request from the parent/guardian to provide feedback also to the school.
Is my child's information kept confidential? Lift Your Future Psychological Services uses HealthKit as practice management software. Confidential client files are stored electronically within HealthKit. HealthKit is backed by bank grade security and 256-bit encryption. All information is encrypted and stored in a securely protected data centre with multiple backups in place. Please refer to HealthKit's information on privacy and security for further information.
Lift Your Future Psychological Services uses Pearson Australia's Q-interactive and Q-global as a platform for assessment administration. These systems meet the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) standards for processing and storing personal information. All information is encrypted and stored securely. Please refer to Pearson Australia’s information on privacy and security for further information.