What Does an NDIS Psychologist Do
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded scheme that offers support to Australians with disabilities and their families. The NDIS pays for various types of support to help people with disabilities live more independently, participate in their communities, and achieve their goals. The NDIS also funds various therapeutic supports such as speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychology.
Psychological services fall under the Capacity Building support category in the NDIS. This is a broad support category that includes things like therapy, personal care and community participation. Psychological services are a type of therapy that can help people manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The NDIS will fund psychologist services if they can be shown to have a positive impact on the participant’s ability to undertake their daily activities and achieve their goals.
As a psychologist, you can work directly with a NDIS participant or provide psychological support to their family and carers. This could include providing counselling or working with a case manager and attending case reviews and school observations as needed. In some cases, you may need to assess a client for psychiatric conditions and then develop a treatment plan in consultation with a psychiatrist.
NDIS psychologist Sunshine Coast can help you overcome challenges with your self-esteem, relationships, coping mechanisms and emotions such as anxiety or depression. By using a range of evidence-based therapeutic paradigms and techniques, such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), an NDIS registered psychologist can help you build confidence in your own abilities and cultivate a meaningful, satisfying life.
As an NDIS Psychologist you can work with a wide variety of participants, including those with complex or chronic mental health conditions and those living with the impact of trauma or grief. You will need to have a strong desire to improve the quality of life for individuals with disability and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
You will also need to produce high-standards of therapy reports as they are used to inform NDIS funding decisions and assist participants, their families and carers to follow their NDIS plans. These therapy reports must be clear and concise, containing vital information such as the participant’s details, diagnosis, session notes and outcomes.
At Soaring Health, our NDIS registered psychologists are passionate about delivering high-quality and comprehensive services to all our clients. Our in-home psychology services in Craigieburn, Thomastown and Epping enable you to receive expert care and recommendations from a qualified therapist in the comfort of your own home. This allows you to get practical advice, tailored do-it-yourself therapies and personalised clinical psychology to optimise your level of functioning. To book your in-home appointment, contact the friendly team at Soaring Health today!