Children and adolescents can also benefit from seeing a psychologist. However, sometimes it is difficult to determine when they need to go, or in this case, to be taken to the psychologist. The assessment of the children and adolescents’ problems and their treatment are different and adapted to those of the adult.
Children and adolescents have differences in behaviour, perception of reality, interests, etc., and it must also be taken into account that there are differences in terms of gender, age, disorder and course of the problems within childhood and adolescence.
The skills and resources of the therapist are fundamental in establishing an appropriate therapeutic relationship that gives the child or adolescent security in therapy and allows favourable results to be obtained in the expected direction.
Treatment focuses on analysing the experiences and perceptions of the problem held by the treated child or adolescent and the adults involved, ensuring motivation with respect to the change that can be obtained and preparing them for possible relapses after the end of therapy.
The most frequent problems for which children and adolescents turn to a psychology professional are
- Autism/ Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- School Problems
- Excessive shyness
- Behavioral Problems
- Lack of social skills
- Night Terrors
It is therefore very important to work with children and adolescents as it determines their evolution as adults in the future.