Clinical Services

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ACSO’s Clinical Services team includes specially trained psychologists, occupational therapists and behaviour support practitioners, that provides both direct care to clients and clinical oversight through intake, assessment, planning, treatment, implementation, as well as secondary consultation with other organisations.

ACSO also has a specialised Clinical Practice team to increase and support the standard of evidence-based practice across the organisation. The team consists of two Senior Practice Advisors, supporting frontline service delivery and assists with developing the knowledge and skills of frontline employees and leadership. 

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Victoria

Specialist Behaviour Intervention Support – Behaviour Support Practitioners

Working closely alongside ACSO’s forensic residential services, ACSO offers a range of psychological intervention and positive behaviour support plans for individuals with acquired brain injury and/or intellectual disability who engage in problematic behaviour including inappropriate sexualised behaviour, violence and aggression. We specialise in working with and managing the risk of clients who have had, or are at risk of, having contact with the criminal justice system and work closely with DFFH to reduce restrictive practices for clients subject to Supervised Treatment Orders. We also provide training and consultation to support workers, Community Corrections Officers and other professionals working with complex/forensic clients to support capacity-building and consistency in practice.  

Referrals for Specialist Behaviour Intervention Support can only be made by professionals via our intake form. Please note this service is only available to clients who have an NDIS plan with improved relationships funding or some alternative form of funding.

Click here to access the professional referrals page.

Victoria

Occupational Therapy

Our team of Occupational Therapists conduct assessments to determine a client’s adaptive behaviour, functional and sensory needs and deliver targeted skills development intervention. This is offered on a 1:1 and group basis and is available to clients internal and external to ACSO. The aim is to increase a participant’s functional capacity and independence. Our Occupational Therapists specialise in working with clients have had or are at risk of having contact with the criminal justice system and work closely with our Behaviour Support team to increase clients’ capacity to manage their risk of offending independently.

Referrals for Occupational Therapy can only be made by professionals via our intake form.

Click here to access the professional referrals page.

Victoria

Problematic Sexual Behaviour Service

ACSO’s Problematic Sexual Behaviour Service (PSBS) works with persons over 12 years of age are at risk of committing or have committed sex offences and display problematic sexual behavioursThe focus of the service is on early psychological intervention (prevention) work and includes direct client treatment, as well as completion of forensic risk assessments, and other specialist assessments. We can also offer consultation and training to other service providers, as deemed necessary with the aim of eliminating or reducing the identified behaviours of concern.

Referrals for PSBS can only be made by professionals via our intake form.

Click here to access the professional referrals page.

Victoria

Senior Forensic AOD Clinician – Thomas Embling Hospital

ACSO work in collaboration with Forensicare to deliver alcohol and other drug (AOD) assessments and treatment to patients at Thomas Embling Hospital in Melbourne. This role works within a large multidisciplined team to provide consultation around AOD issues and best practice.

Referrals are made directly within Thomas Embling Hospital for existing clients/patients. The referral criteria are focused on current Thomas Embling patients with assessed and unaddressed drug and alcohol treatment needs.