Parent psychology also plays an important role in their children’s rehabilitation. Parents of infants coming to ELEPAP are called upon to speedily assimilate new challenges and to rise to them.
Their psychological support and education, as regards their children’s needs, is undertaken by specialized ELEPAP staff [doctors - therapists]. Great emphasis is attached to the parents also being able to continue the program at home.
In addition, the collaboration with the ELEPAP Child Psychiatry Practice as part of a multidisciplinary program helps ensure infants' mental health and stress management for the family.
- Observation of the infant, as well as the mother’s interaction with the infant
- Stress management and self-regulating interventions – behaviour modulation and desensitisation techniques.
- Reinforcement of the mother / infant interpersonal relationship.
- Music therapy – relaxation - activation
- Sleep disorder management
Individual and Group Counselling:
- managing parental stress
- supporting / reinforcing the parental role
- managing grief / ambiguous loss,
- counselling in matters of awareness – acceptance
- counselling on mental resilience, expression and management of emotions, self-improvement and promotion of quality of life
- managing issues that pertain to the extended family
- developing mutual support networks
Individual and Group Psycho-educational programs for mothers
Individual psychotherapy for mothers
- Postpartum depression
- Mood disorders
- Stress disorders
- Post-traumatic stress
- Couples counselling
- Interventions for Families
- Family Psychotherapy
- Family Psycho-educational programs
- Group Stress Management Program, with Mindfulness Techniques: “By nurturing myself, I nurture others”
- The program is based on the NurturingParents - A Mindfulness Based Parenting Program and is designed to apply to parents that face various stressful situations due to their parenting role, as well as the other roles that they have undertaken.
- Parents learn Mindfulness techniques in order to manage their stress, focus on the present, take care of themselves so that they can nurture others and enjoy more good moments in their lives.