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10 Tips for Teachers when Recommending an Assessment for a Child

Strategies by Dr. Isabelle Bauer (Northside Psychology Senior Psychologist and Assessment Lead) B.S. (Psych), M.S. (Clin Psych), PhD (Neuroscience), Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging and Cognition in Psychiatry, MAPS As a…
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The importance of surrounding yourself with strong women

Written by Holly Byron, CEO and Principal Psychologist of Northside Psychology Sadly, we live in a world where significant gender bias still exists. Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day. The…
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Why we’re supporting V-Day, today and every-day.

Written by Poppy Kirwan, Northside Psychology Staff Writer According to WHO, across the world, 1 in 3 women will or have experienced sexual or physical harm during their lifetime. For…
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Introducing the gadget that may help calm your child

Every child is different. For neurodiverse children (like those with ADHD, High Functioning Autism or other developmental differences), managing their emotions – especially their reactions – can seem like an insurmountable challenge. They often…
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How (and why) to be a Secret Agent 

Know a child who’s struggling to make friends or keep them?  Have you seen them react quickly and strongly to a change in routine?  Do they struggle with being overwhelmed…
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Giraffe’s Language: A Language of Love and Life

Do you know that a giraffe has the biggest heart among all land animals? And that it has a detoxifying tongue that turns poisonous leaves into their food? Marshall B.…
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What actually is mindfulness?

A psychology trend doesn’t happen often enough and we’re delighted when it does. People engaging with their mental health is fantastic to see, but finding reliable information and resources isn’t…
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Distress Tolerance – what and why?

Distress is a naturally unpleasant experience. It is designed to make us avoid that situation or run away altogether. Sometimes though, our distress reaction does match the circumstances we’re in.…
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Just Another Therapy Abbreviation – what is DBT?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a therapy which helps clients develop two simultaneous processes “acceptance” and “change”. These two elements underlie the dynamic process of growth within us. This therapy…
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WORLD BIPOLAR DAY, 30TH MARCH 2021

by Poppy Kirwan, Northside Psychology Staff writer.  March 30th is a day dedicated to spreading awareness and acceptance of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is a lifelong mental illness frequently categorized by sudden and extreme changes in mood, typically shifting…
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