Welcome

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Child and Adolescent
Psychology

Welcome to Maverick Child and Adolescent Psychology, a Brisbane based psychology and counselling service dedicated to improving the mental health of children and young people.

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Services

Maverick Child and Adolescent Psychology offer a range of psychological solutions for children and young people. Services include counselling and psychometric assessment for a range of difficulties including but not limited to:

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Anxiety
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Depression
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Anger

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Emotional Regulation
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Stress
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School Refusal

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Social Skills
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Trauma
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Relationships
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Life Transitions
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Athletic and Sporting Performance
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Cognitive Assessment
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Academic Assessment
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Behavioural Assessment
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School Readiness
Fees
Initial
Consultation

$195

(60-90 mins approx)
Standard
Consultation

$175

(50 mins)
Concession Card Holders

$120

(50 mins)
Psychometric Assessment

On

Consultation


Private Health Cover
Counselling sessions can be claimed with most private health care funds however, you will need to confirm this with your private health care provider. If eligible to claim your reimbursement simply retain your receipt and present it to your health fund and make the relevant claim. This is only applicable if you are not already using the Medicare rebate.
Medicare Assistance
Maverick Child and Adolescent Psychology provide counselling under the Medicare Better Access Program for clients. You may be able to access a Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP, enabling you to receive a Medicare rebate of $84.80 meaning you will only be 'out of pocket' the remainder of the fee. You and your GP can work together to decide whether you are eligible for this type of plan. The Medicare rebate is available for up to ten sessions per calendar year.

About

Michael Duhig

Maverick Child and Adolescent Psychology is a Brisbane based psychology practice operated by Michael Duhig. Michael is a registered psychologist who has completed post-graduate training in Educational and Developmental Psychology. While completing his studies, Michael developed his clinical skills in government and non-government sectors specifically focused on Child and Youth Mental Health.

Michael has experiencing in counselling children and adolescents experiencing a range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioural regulation, trauma, and relationship issues. Being heavily involved in sport and a current international rugby union player, Michael is able to weave physical activity into therapy to engage and benefit clients. Michael is also proficient in academic and cognitive assessments.

When not practising clinically, Michael conducts clinical research as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland (UQCCR) and a Research Officer with QLD Health. Within this appointment Michael has published several articles related to Child and Youth Mental Health and is also a panel member of the Mental Health Scholarships Scheme for Allied Health Professionals. Michael is also a committee member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists for Queensland and has presented lectures for varied audiences.



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Michael Duhig

Psychologist

BPsychSci; MHM; MPsych(Ed&Dev)


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Research

Michael has a successful track record of publishing articles related to child and youth mental health. Prominent publications are listed below:

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    Diagnostic dilemma of ADHD

    Medical Journal of Australia: Insight, 33.

    Scott, J.G. & Duhig, M.J. (2011).

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    Take drugs out of disorders

    Medical Journal of Australia: Insight, 43.

    Scott, J.G. & Duhig, M.J. (2011).

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    A pilot study of the effect of an Australian centre-based early intervention program for children with Autism

    The Open Pediatric Medicine Journal, 6, 7-14.

    Paynter, J., Scott, J.G., Beamish, W., Duhig, M.J., & Heussler, H. (2012).

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    The Efficacy of Risperidone in Children with Disruptive Behavioural Disorders

    Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49 (1), 19-26.

    Duhig, M.J., Saha, S., & Scott, J.G. (2013).

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    National trends in the community prescribing of second-generation antipsychotic medications in Australian children and youth: The incomplete story.

    Australasian Psychiatry 21, (5), 442-445.

    Hollingsworth, S., Duhig, M., Hall, W., & Scott, J. (2013).

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    The prevalence and correlates of childhood trauma in patients with early psychosis.

    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

    Duhig M, Patterson S, Connell M, Foley S, Capra C, Dark F, Gordon A, Singh S, Hides L, McGrath JJ, Scott J. (2015).

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Meet Us

Maverick Child and Adolescent Psychology

Care of; Better Life Psychology

169 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

hello@maverickpsychology.com.au
169 Kelvin Grove Road
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
3353 5430

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Emergency situations - Police, Fire or Ambulance: 000
Crisis counselling - Lifeline: 13 11 14
Crisis counselling - Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
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