Therapy Assistants – Building Capacity
Karli Health Centre has trained and experienced Therapy Assistants who work closely together with Counsellors, assisting clients to make practical changes in their lives to increase their capacity and participation in the community. Therapy Assistants can also support clients to increase their language and communication skills. This is done by modelling Auslan, working to increase both passive and active vocabulary as well as modelling effective communication strategies.
As each client’s needs and challenges are different, this is a highly responsive service to ensure that the client’s needs are being met and that goals have the greatest chance of being achieved. A range of strategies including mindfulness, exposure and education are used to support clients as they make changes in their lives.
Therapy Assistants are supervised by the Counsellor working with the client to ensure that change is managed effectively.