Together for the right path. The psychological practices “PETRA”.

There are children and adolescents who are burdened with serious disorders and problems and who can remain within the family nevertheless – provided that the entire family is worked with intensively and specifically. Psychological practices “PETRA” provides effective help and individual solutions in these cases.

The psychological practices “PETRA” are clinical-therapeutical facilities, able to provide a wide range of psychological and educational services. Interdisciplinary teams of psychologists, social pedagogues and teachers can offer professional support to help children and parents to find the right path together.

Solutions are always based on the specific individual case and can be implemented with different weightings and sequences in outpatient and day care form. The model is variable and can be individually adapted. The following phases are usually planned:

  • The first day care phase is primarily carried out with the child and only alongside with the parents.
  • In the second day care phase parents are increasingly involved in the work as part of a parenting training course.
  • The return of child or adolescent to the family begins in the ambulatory phase.
  • In the follow-up phase, outpatient assistance is continued and then terminated.

To promote academic performance, we work with the “SILENTIUM” concept. “SILENTIUM” is an innovative educational arrangement that enables particularly effective learning.

Day-to-day outpatient intensive care for younger children. Junior practice of psychological practices “PETRA”.

This assistance is aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 8. Their young age in combination with already existing severe behavioural difficulties place special demands on the care framework and the educational-therapeutic content.

Junior practice “PETRA” works with two-time blocks designed to meet the requirements of kindergarten or school, depending on the indication, and can be tailored individually to the children:

  • Children who do not (yet) go to school visit the practice all day.
  • Schoolchildren come to the psychological practice after school.

The junior practice carries out a diagnostic clarification in advance to check which treatment approach is the most sensible and in order to be able to create an individual help concept based on the most accurate empirical input requirements possible, so therapeutical work can be started immediately after starting the assistance.

The following goals can be pursued:

  • Integration or reintegration into the kindergarten or school context.
  • Return to the domestic context or support during integration in suitable afternoon care.

The goals developed in the aid plan process and in diagnosis should be achieved as optimally as possible in accordance with the resources of the child and his or her family. This way the child’s remainder in his or her family can be secured.


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