Psychology Clinic

  • Psychology Clinic
Beneficiaries and Spectrum of disorders
The clinic provides mental health services to children aged 2 to 18 years old. The spectrums of disorders that will be diagnosed and treated in the clinic are according to the DSM V published in 2013 and include: 
Learning Disorders 

Reading disorder
Mathematics disorder
Disorder of written expression

Motor skills disorders Developmental coordination disorder
Stereotypic Movement Disorder
Communication disorders
Language Disorder 
Speech Sound Disorder 
Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering) 
Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder 
Autism Spectrum Disorder  Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 
Disruptive behavior disorders Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Other disorders of infancy, childhood, or adolescence
Separation anxiety disorder
Selective mutism
Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood
Goals and Objectives 
The general goal of the unit is to support the service users and those involved with them to describe their experiences in such a way as to identify their strengths and formulate their needs.
The mental Health unit specific objectives are to provide the followings: 
  • Early detection services, 
  • Complete clinical assessment and clinical diagnosis,
  • Structuring the individual educational plan, 
  • Psycho education for patients and their family, 
  • Home visits for patients and their families, 
  • Connecting the patients with social network and community resources, 
  • Training and clinical supervision for specialists and centers
  • Sharing in and supporting research through expertise and professionalism
Rehabilitation and Therapy
The planned rehabilitation and therapies for the previous learning and developmental disorders are: 
Psychomotor rehabilitation: stimulate the balanced development of the child's potentials; improve relational skills and social adjustment 
  1. Speech therapy: improve communication and the symbolic expression skills, favor a balanced development of metalinguistic skills, facilitate reading and spelling, introduce patients to augmentative communication (including also computerized devices)
  2. Occupational Therapy: improve practical, perceptive and graphomotor skills. Projects are personalized according to the patient's pathology, skills and aptitude
  3. Neuropsychological rehabilitation: improvement of logic-perceptual skills, spatial orientation, application of memory and learning strategies 
  4. Psychotherapy: give assistance for a greater adjustment of the minor child in the family and the community by enhancing their emotional and relational balance 
  5. Psycho-educational therapy: improvement of relationship, communication and cognitive skills, facilitate collaboration between educators, social workers and teachers in order to improve child integration in society and school
Clinic working time: Saturday to Wednesday from 9:00 until 16:00