The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
Under the NDIS, you may be able to access:
Capacity Building, Daily Activities – Improved Daily Living Skills – Therapeutic Supports, which includes Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy and/or Training (including AT) by a Psychologist (Support Item Reference Number: 15_054_0128_1_3).
This support is provided to participants of the NDIS to assist the development of, or increase a participant’s skills and/or capacity for, independence and community participation. This support item is designed to deliver progress or change for the participant. Therapy in this context must be aimed at adjustment, adaption and building capacity.
More specifically, the category of Improved Daily Living promotes the increasing of independence, empowerment, and progression towards your individual NDIS goals. This also include a progress report on outcomes of your goals to inform the NDIS of the work we have done, and recommendations for future psychological supports.
Capacity Building, Improved Relationships – Specialist Behavioural Interventions Support – Hightly specialised intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern (Item Reference Number: 11_022_0110_7_3).
This support item allows for specialised assessment where a participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long term or intensive supports to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviors of concern.
What can you expect from your psychologist?
Your psychologist will focus on your individual journey and goals.
* identify and work towards new goals.
* find relief from negative feelings.
* minimise the impact of anxiety and depression in your life.
* find new tools and techniques for coping with challenges.
* manage mental health disorders by creating a plan, offering support and treatment with a trained professional.
* improve your social skills to develop and enhance your relationships.
* feel more independent.
When working with Lifepath Psychology we usually start by exploring what it is that you would like to achieve. Together we can create a plan that contains your goals and this will be the basis of our work together. These goals are a great way to measure progress but can always be adjusted along the way to suit your needs and circumstances should they change during our time together.
What to do next-
Please Note – Lifepath Psychology can only provide services to NDIS clients that are ‘Plan Managed’ or ‘self-managed’.
If you have allocated funds for Capacity Building within your plan, and are plan managed or self-managed, call Lifepath Psychology on 6496 0039.
We will need to take a few details from you (your NDIS participant number, your plan dates, contact details for your plan manager) before scheduling appointments.
Once we have processed all the administrative paperwork, we can then coordinate how and when to meet for psychology sessions funded under NDIS.
If you have any further queries, please feel free to call our office on 6496 0039