At the School of Psychology, we’re proud to partner with teaching clinics to provide vital community services, and train the next generation of psychologists and mental health workers.
Our teaching clinics and services enable students to develop professional competence under the guidance of highly experienced supervisors and academics—all of whom are registered psychologists.
In addition, they provide an essential service to the South Australian community, providing timely access to high-quality psychological services for eligible patients.
Ngartunna Wiltanendi, also known as the Northern Child and Family Clinic, is a collaboration between the South Australian Government and the University of Adelaide. ‘Ngartunna wiltanendi’ is Kaurna for ‘children growing stronger’.
Students in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) undertake child-focused placements at Ngartunna Wiltanendi, under the supervision of an experienced clinical psychologist. These placements include conducting assessments of children in areas such as: intellectual and academic functioning; social, emotional and behavioural functioning; family relationships; and parenting capacity.
Students also provide consultation and advice to Families SA case workers in relation to the psychometric assessment, attachment relationships, trauma, abuse and neglect, and well-being of children.