The Krongold Centre was founded in 1976 by the generosity of Dinah and Henry Krongold. It has a proud history of providing Educational and Developmental Psychological services across the lifespan to children, adolescents, adults, and families in the community. The Centre is based in the Faculty of Education at Monash University's Clayton campus. The Director of the Centre is Professor Dennis Moore and the Deputy Director is Dr John Roodenburg.
Staff in the Krongold Centre teach into the Faculty's postgraduate programs in psychology, counselling, and inclusive education. The Centre promotes research, clinical training, evidence-based practice and teaching in all of its programs.
Clinical and consultancy services are delivered by qualified, experienced professionals with the assistance of provisionally registered psychologists completing their specialist training, through various services within the Centre's clinic. These practices are informed by the research and teaching expertise of researchers (including potential supervisors) within the Centre.
Services offered at the Krongold Centre Clinic
The Autism Service provides services under the new funding initiative by the Government: The Helping Children with Autism Package. The services in this program are individualized behavioural interventions based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Common targets for these interventions are increased communication and social skills, facilitating transition to school; and addressing challenging behaviour. Best effects are achieved when the interventions are able to be extended through parent involvement. Therefore our aim is also to ensure we give parents the skills so they can implement and extend interventions and procedures at home and in the community.
Coordinator: Dr Angelika Anderson
Educational and Developmental Psychology Service
The Educational and Developmental Psychology Service provides a comprehensive assessment, treatment and support program and advice in relation to educational and developmental issues that may arise across the lifespan, from birth through to and including old age. The service has available an extensive range of psychological and educational tests with interpretation supported by specialists researching relevant areas.
Services can include:
- an initial individual appointment to clarify plans
- development and learning assessment and interventions
- short term individual and/or small group "interventions" for children of any age
- sessions to assist families support children with learning and/or behaviour difficulties
- joint and separate parent/s and child sessions
- discussion, planning, and review of options for sessions, courses, and family priorities.
Sessions include topics according to needs, such as helping you understand your child's diagnosis, supporting your child's learning/ behaviour, helping with toileting, sleeping, bullying and the like.
Coordinator: Dr John Roodenburg
Counselling Psychology Service
The Krongold Counselling Psychology Service offers affordable longer term and brief counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, parents and groups. No referral is necessary.
Counselling issues include relationships, anxieties, phobias, depression, mental illness, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, pain management, anger management, self harming, life transitions, self esteem and self development, coping, loss, stress, and improving wellbeing.
This Service is available for ongoing work to clients who may have used up their Medicare rebatable sessions.
Coordinator: Dr Janette Simmonds
Gifted Educational Advisory Service
The Gifted Education Service offers educational consultancy and support for children with indicators of gifted potential.
Coordinator: Dr Leonie Kronborg