The principal, Michael Waterman is a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience within the mental health and work-rehabilitation fields, offering a range of professional services to the adolescence and adult population in Mount Barker and Adelaide Hills. Michael Waterman is a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience within the mental health and work-rehabilitation fields, offering a range of professional services to the adolescence and adult population in Mount Barker and Adelaide Hills. He provides psycho-educational assessments for children six years of age and older that are experiencing learning disorders such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia or suffer from poor working memory as well as a full range of Psychology services. Vocational assessments, by a Psychologist, are available for school leavers and for Work Cover/ Redundant clients that are in need of employment direction within the Stirling, Aldgate, Mt. Barker and Adelaide Hills regions. A Vocational Assessment identifies and recommends vocational goals to help people find or return to meaningful employment. In completing a Vocational Assessment many factors are considered including employment history, education history, injury and medical background, aptitude testing (Intelligence and Personality factors) employment preferences, retraining requirement for suitable roles and labour marker considerations. For work cover client’s dependent upon case manager or rehabilitation consultant request Michael does have access to Genesys Australia Psychometrics.
He has provided over 250 psychological assessments for Victims of Crime, Work Cover, Motor Accident Commission and Criminal Courts in South Australia. In the past he has conducted psychological assessments and reports for criminal or victim related clients.
He has vast experience in writing Medico-legal Psychology reports such as Victims of Crime and Criminal reports. This includes results of clinical interviews in combination with psychological testing (intelligence and personality) to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact that the psychological disorder/s has had on the client. This specifically addresses the relationship between the criminal offence and the psychological disorders to provide a greater understanding of the situation.
Michael specialises in providing therapy for Work Cover clients with work-related stress such as victims of workplace bullying or depression/anxiety at work. Michael is passionate about assisting injured workers back to psychological health and wellbeing.
Michael has successfully provided case management and psychological intervention for physically and psychologically injured clients over the past twelve years. He uses the approach of focused psychological strategies to assist clients graded return to employment and has been successful in assisting many work-related stress/or physical injury clients in returning to their pre-injury or new employment.
Employment Assistance Program (EAP) services are also available. These help employees with personal or work related psychological issues, providing benefits of an Employment Assistance Programs (EAP) for both the employers and employees. Types of services that are offered via these programs are counselling and trauma focus therapy with confidentiality and support assured in the provision of a successful program.
Michael has professional associations with Learning Difficulties Australia, British Dyslexia Association Medicare, Work cover, GP Clinics, Victims Support Service, and the Australian Psychology Society.