At Zayed Psychological Services (ZPS), psychotherapy for trauma and attachment struggles is available. This includes treatment for children, adolescents, and adults, and may take the form of individual, couple, or family therapy, or parenting guidance to help parents help their children. Please refer to the Treatment Services page for further details about these treatments.
ZPS offers highly specialized assessments examining the impact of negative/adverse life experiences on the psychological functioning of children, adolescents, and adults. The objectives of these assessments can include the following:
These assessments provide an understanding of the individual's struggles, help explain his/her complex behaviours, and generate recommendations regarding future planning and intervention for the patient, his/her caregivers, teachers, and/or professionals.
A psychoeducational assessment component can be added to these comprehensive mental health assessments. This component involves the examination of cognitive/intellectual and academic functioning, as well as various information processing skills essential to learning (e.g., memory, processing speed). A psychoeducational assessment component can help identify learning or intellectual disabilities, which may require more comprehensive assessment of adaptive skills deficits. The results of a psychoeducational component can guide practical recommendations for supporting learning at home and school, or functioning in the workplace.
ZPS offers specialized workshops and presentations on topics within the interrelated areas of posttraumatic stress disorder, complex trauma or developmental trauma, healthy secure attachment, and attachment struggles (i.e., disturbances of attachment and attachment disorders). If you are seeking individual supervision or consultation in the areas of trauma and attachment, for yourself as a practitioner or on behalf of an organization, please refer to the Services for Practitioners and Organizations page.