Rocky Bay’s Senior Psychologist, Scott Davidson, works with adults, families and children to provide consultation, assessment and guidance to manage and improve behaviours of concern for people with disability. He also works with therapists, support staff, schools and community groups which form their extended support network. Rocky Bay clients and families managing behaviours of concern can call Scott on 6399 4122.
As a Senior Psychologist at Rocky Bay, I specialise in working with people living with disability, together with their families, therapists and wider support network.
I feel passionate about my work and I believe my efforts make a big difference. I am deeply privileged to work with parents and carers who do an exceptional job in sometimes very challenging circumstances. As a father of two, I am constantly inspired by their resilience and dedication, and the unconditional love they show for the people they care for. It never ceases to amaze me.
An integral part of my job is to analyse underlying causes of behaviour of concern, and provide professional guidance and realistic strategies to help prevent or reduce that behaviour. My team and I offer behavioural and anxiety consultations and assessments. We also lead individual and group sessions designed to improve mental health and well-being for people living with a disability and their families.
Given the increasing rate of autism diagnosis in Western Australia, it is good to work for an organisation such as Rocky Bay which provides a broad spectrum of related support services including therapy, respite, accommodation, employment and community support across all age groups. Providing strategies to families is made a lot easier knowing that these services are easily accessible.
I believe the growing trend toward self-directed services will be of great benefit to many people living with disability, and I look forward with anticipation to the introduction of the NDIS in Western Australia.