Behaviour Support

Our team works with individuals who exhibit a variety of developmental needs, challenging behaviours, social difficulties, or suffer from high levels of anxiety. Our aim is to support our clients to live happier, more productive lives and to reach an overall improved quality of life. We work collaboratively with the client and their family in building skills for personal independence and other adaptive skills for home, school, college and community settings. Treatment is based on comprehensive skills and behavioural functional assessments and as such, is individualised to remediate identified deficits. The assessment phase may include an Education or Diagnostic Psychological Assessment by other H&A Psychologist team members.

The practice specialises in providing scientifically proven treatments based on the principles or Applied Behaviour Analysis (aba) and other Behavioural therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Interventions. ABA is widely recognised as a safe and effective treatment for those with Autism, Tourette’s syndrome, and ADHD etc. ACT is the first of the “third wave” behaviour therapies and has a large body of empirical data to support its efficacy. We also work with our own Counselling Psychologists to provide a team approach as needed. Consultations are provided in our office at 4 Molesworth Place, Dublin 2, at your home, in school and in day and residential services as most relevant.

Our team provides services for the following:

  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Attention deficits and Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Tic Disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Social Skills
  • Executive Functioning to improve academic skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Community functioning

Following the behavioural assessment and development of a behaviour support plan, we can train others to implement the plan, or provide behaviour specialists to do so, progressively fading out as goals and objectives are met. Oversight is provided by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) leading each team.