#Resources 59: A First Aid Kit

I did not anticipate a first aid kit would be such a great hit in the playroom. The kit just sits around the playroom and many children have enjoyed discovering all the items in the kit.

The first aid kit has been helpful for purposes such as:

familiarise a child with injection due to the covid vaccination program

discussing with parents about challenges going to the doctor and familiarise the child with the process

promoting child-parent interactions such as close proximity when the child is testing the parent

giving the opportunity for the child to be in charge of doing injections and tests to a parent when it is typically the opposite when unwell

being playful when exploring big feelings about being ill, covid, vaccinations

expressing emotions through play

explore tough experiences in a safe environment

process difficult experiences with related objects which facilitate thinking and language

The kit was just a quick purchase from a popular shop. I realise now how timeline the purchase was considering all the challenges experienced with covid-19. Children are really benefiting from playing it out and exploring big emotions through play in the safety of the playroom.

There is also an easy link here to make for children in terms of health and mental health. The doctor kit being more particularly related to physical symptoms needing to be looked at and then linking to how to look after mental health which is not necessarily visible or have a specific and tangible kit. The conversation can then be extended to building a mental health kit and developing coping cards to fit in the kit.

For parents, playing doctor can also be easily be done at home. Through play, children explore and create constructs of their world so giving them the opportunity to process big and current topics can be helpful for them to process big emotions related to health. Discussions can also be extended to include a mental health kit.

A number of resources are being developed at 3P. For more information, visit our website: https://3ppsychologies.com/products/

#Resources 58: The Postbox

The playroom is working like a treat so I wanted to share a few resources that I am enjoying working with in the playroom.

The Postbox has been very popular for a range of purposes either in directed activities or child directed play. Activities have varied such as:

  1. to write how we feel and post this message to someone special
  2. writing a message to someone we no longer see or miss
  3. write a message or make a drawing to the therapist to explain how one feels
  4. post an activity when finished
  5. thinking about writing a letter of thank you to someone
  6. sending a postcard to someone about our life adventures and how one is having a good time
  7. sending a message to someone about one’s strengths and skills and/or a success
  8. sending a message to someone about a change one would like to make
  9. exchanging messages about a difficult event that happened in the week
  10. write a message about the session and what we would do next time

The Postbox is certainly a great resource in the playroom. This one was purchased at a popular store. With creativity, a postbox could be easily made with a box. Additionally, postcards and message cards can be created for children to take away messages with them.

As children do not necessarily have literacy skills develop for long messages, encouraging drawings, images, keywords and codes is as successful as writing a message. Processing thinking visually can be helpful in mapping thought and feelings.

When working online, a postbox could be created using the whiteboard during sessions.

Parents can also create a postbox in the house for children to post messages or big emotions about specific events. This can help children express their thoughts and feelings in a different way to talking. As talking can be developmentally challenging for children, a different way to express thoughts and feelings can work well. The process of thinking and writing is also a different process to talking, and can be helpful to children who have challenges in expressing emotions verbally.

The Postbox and narrative therapy activities feature in The Therapist Backpack, see the link below for more information about this concept.

We did it! Exciting News at 3P!

We have been incredibly busy in the last few months with great projects coming together and a few more to come!
We have worked over the holiday period to be able to open our new venue in Rye.
We are now open and have availability for psychological and ongoing support as well as psychoeducational assessments. 

We have availability from our psychologists, counsellor and provisional psychologists across both sites for ongoing support or psychoeducational assessments.
Ashlee Mitchell, Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar, is joining the 3P team and will be mainly working from Rye
with a dedicated team of provisional psychologists who will be able to assist with a number of professional activities in Rye.
This is very exciting and we are so grateful to such as great team to have come together in a short space of time.
The cottage is welcoming and fully refurbished with a playroom.
At 3P, we are are also developing links with schools to offer outreach support. 
We are also looking for another psychologist to join the team either for Rye or Mount Eliza, or both.
If you feel values at 3P
– paediatric support in a homely and playful environment with lots of learning opportunities –
aligns with you, get in touch, we really want to hear from you!
Spread the word and tell your colleagues!

International Play Therapy Event
Our director, Dr P., participated in an international play therapy event with a number of fantastic international speakers.
The activity Pascale presented is about a therapeutic backpack and was well received as an activity.
To find out more, click the link below. You can still purchase the recording to watch at your leisure.
Find out more 
Online Groups
We are launching groups online and the first up is for autistic girls.
The aim of the group is to promote connections, nurturing protective factors and enhancing wellbeing.
These will be facilitated by psychologists.
Although we have announced groups for 13-18 years old, we are also keen to get a group going for 11-12 (end of primary) and if enough interest we will run this group too.
We are aiming to start these groups mid-February.

Please contact us to register.admin@3ppsychologies.com 0391194433

Supervision at 3P
We have had a number of requests for supervision recently.
Pascale offers a range of supervision services – groups, courses online and individual supervision.
Pascale also offers professional supervision to school leaders and teachers.
There are 3 groups a month running – 
neurodiversity affirming – start 2nd February, 2-3pm – monthly
two ed and dev focus groups 
-Wednesday 5-6pm, next one 16th February – monthly – 
– Friday 10-11am, next one 11th February – monthly

Dr P. and the team at 3P also offers
Professional Development events for schools, clinics and organisations.
Contact us to discuss your needs.
Contact admin@3ppsychologies.com or phone 0391194433 to book sessions

Opening a New Venue in Rye!

An awesome news! 
Opening a new venue in Rye!In January 2022, we will be opening a new venue in Rye, in the same type of cosy homely cottage to the one in Mount Eliza.
This is part of our vision to support children in a homely environment.
We are absolutely thrilled about this news.
We are hoping this will really serve the local peninsula community with paediatric psychology support. 
Visit our website
Meet the Team
We have been very busy growing an amazing team.
You can meet all our team members and learn more about them on our website.
We are also looking for new members to support counselling and psychology functions in Rye.
We have already team members who will be offering services there from January.
We would love to find a couple of other special team members to help out.
Get in touch if the special person is you!
Meet the 3P Team
To book an appointment in Rye or Mount Eliza today, phone 0391194433

news, Online support Group and counselling programs at 3P

Introducing our new logo

Our new logo above designed and drawn by Dr P. represents diversity and unity with the backpack representing inner skills for life adventures.
The colours are purple for dreams and aspirations; blue for the sea and green for the woods as per the landscape of Mount Eliza and the Mornington Peninsula.
Introducing new team membersWe have been very busy over the last few months and introduced many new team members in our last newsletter.
In this newsletter, we are also introducing Jennie and Marianna. Jennie is currently working at 3P and Marianna will start in January. 
Meet the Team for Our New Online Programs

We are launching two online group support programs for teens.
The aims of these two groups are to support wellbeing and create connections with likeminded peers.
Starting on the 9th November 2021 for 10 weeks with a break over the Christmas period.
Counselling Programs at 3P
At 3P, we have developed a number of programs to support the wellbeing of children 6-12 years old.
Jade, student counsellor from Monash University, has worked very hard to design with Dr P. 3 programs – resilience, mindfulness and self-esteem.
Information is outlined below. To book a 5 session program, phone 0391194433.
So lots of new developments at 3P. 
Yes it has been busy indeed!
If you have specific needs, please let us know and we will communicate with you as to what we can offer to respond to your needs.
Contact us admin@3ppsychologies.com

We are growing: Meet the team at 3P

It has been incredibly busy at 3P in the last few months. As well as opening our new premises, we have had a number of referrals and growing the team. 

We are welcoming many new team members…
Meet Melissa, admin support, and Lisa, psychologist, who are starting this week! and a growing team!

Jade started a couple of weeks ago. She is Masters of Counselling student from Monash University completing a yearly placement at 3P. Jade will be responsible for individual and group programs at 3P.
Candice is a provisional psychologist and started a few weeks ago and is completing her final placement at 3P. She is mainly doing assessments at 3P and hoping to offer support too.
Sasha will start at 3P very soon. She is also a provisional psychologist currently.
Both Candice and Sasha are completing their PhD in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University and hoping to publish their first articles soon so they can become fully registered psychologists and support many children, adolescents and families at 3P.
Kathryn is also a provisional psychologist who started a few weeks ago and is currently helping with assessment work on Saturdays. Kathryn is finishing her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Cairmillar and will continue to work at 3P once she is fully registered.
Tracy and Hanna have been part of the team for a little while now and support functions at reception.
Hanna will be doing her provisional psychologist placement for 2 years at 3P as soon as she completes her psychology degree at Cairnmillar Institute this Spring.
At 3P, we continue to implement our vision of training the workforce and supporting learning and skills development in the child and adolescent psychology space!

In the mix, Covid continues to impact on face to face work which can be challenging. We continue to offer services online via telehealth and our unique virtual therapy rooms.
We also apply the criteria from the government when making decisions about who is coming on site: appointments can’t be postponed due specific timelines or a number of previous cancellations due to restrictions or/and a person’s wellbeing is at risk or deteriorating and care is required. 
You can contact us to discuss this further. 0391194433

At 3P, we aim to be creative and offer a range of support. We are now developing different individual and group programs.
Jade will be supporting these and also Sasha when she starts art 3P. These can be delivered at the clinic (online and individual only) or in schools.
Here is some information below about these packages. 
To come Third Culture Kids (TCK)/Cross-Culture Kids (CCK) wellbeing online support groups for adolescents across Australia
Wellbeing online support groups for autistic children and adolescents across Australia
For expression of interests, give us a ring at 0391194433
or send us an email at admin@3ppsychologies.com


So exciting! After just a few very busy weeks! work available at 3P!

Work is available at 3P!

We are looking at recruiting psychologists – provisional, early career and Ed and dev registrars with a specific interest in working with children and adolescents.

Are you?

A newly registered psychologist wanting to expand work in assessments and work with children and adolescents

A registrar in Ed and dev looking for additional supervision and experience in assessments and ongoing support with children and adolescents

A provisional psychologist looking for placement opportunities or working hours

A provisional psychologist near to registration

An undergraduate student in psychology with an interest in child psychology looking for work experience

3P is for you!

If you are looking for placement activities, employment or contracting work for the following…

-outreach support to schools/in the home

-assessment work

-Telehealth work

-face to face work in the cottage

-online group work-support with online course development

-intake support

Benefits of working at 3P

Work with a growing team and very dedicated practitioners

Working on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula closed to beach and the woods

Opportunities for ongoing learning and supervision via individual, group supervision and learning courses, with ed and dev registrar program supervision

Support and supervision for a range of psychoeducational assessments and ongoing support tailored to children and adolescents

An amazing homely and cosy cottage to work from with administrative support

Lots of assessments and resources

Opportunities to grow and support developments at 3P

Creativity and play at the centre of the work at the clinic

Access to a range of Telehealth resources including virtual therapy rooms

A dedicated playroom

Why 3P?

Based on the name of the founder, Pascale Paradis Psychologist, and together with words of association with Ps with psychology such as

Peninsula Paediatric Psychology

Personalised Planning

Positive Parenting

Paediatric and Play

Power of Patchwork

And lots more see 3ppsychologies.com

Contact Dr Pascale Paradis


A Pretty Exciting News at 3P!

We have a pretty exciting news!
We have been planning this for a while now and we are so excited to share this news with you all.
From mid May 2021, we will be based at 187 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza, VIC in this lovely homely white cottage.
We will be opening this 3P venue to offer support to children and adolescents, and families. 

3P represents
Peninsula Paediatric Psychology Services 

Services will be particularly focused on paediatric services
– psychoeducational assessments (autism, including the ADOS, learning difficulties, cognitive profile, adaptive skills, socio-emotional difficulties, behavioural difficulties)
– intervention support (behaviour support, counselling, play approaches, psychoeducation, consultation) with our very own purposefully designed play room.

Services will be also available in schools around the Mornington Peninsula for psychoeducational assessments, whole staff or team training, parenting support, consultations and leadership support.

We continue to offer supervision services for provisional and qualified psychologists, and will have placement opportunities at the cottage.
We are now taking expression of interests for placements.
Please submit your CV with a cover letter.
There is also a possibility to rent a room for professionals working in the paediatric space.


We are now taking bookings for opening on the 26th May 2021 face to face. 
Assessment and support can be booked on Telehealth consultations from now!
Our logo
A backpack needed for all sorts of life adventures
Psychologies, with ‘ies’ bringing a connotation of diversity (et pluriel en Français) and being eclectic in offering a variety of approaches meeting needs, as well as Psychologies with the following such as
People Peninsula
Paediatric and Play
Positive Parenting
Power of the Patchwork
Personalised Planning
Pedagogy and Presentations
Pascale Paradis Psychologist
Contact us for any queries at info@3ppsychologies.com 
or Visit our website


Due to lots of requests in supervision sessions, we have set up this live event for strengths-based and person-centred reports as a workshop/presentation.

This is set up as a low cost and mainly for administrative purposes.

Recording will be available after the live event as well as all resources such as templates and tools.

You can register for the event at this link 


Resource #57: Virtual Therapy room checklist

Virtual therapy rooms have sparked many therapists’ attention as these can be really supportive when working online with children. These can also help storing resources in one place, support communication with parents and create engaging activities. At 3P, we have designed a number of packages to support your work online.

Virtual therapy rooms can also support an hybrid way of working to ensure therapists can promptly move from online work to face to face work with fluidity. This week’s circuit breaker 5 day lockdown in Melbourne was a clear reminder that sudden transfer to Telehealth will stay for some time to come. 

Going forward you can access packages via a short course on the 3P learning platform. Packages all include many virtual therapy rooms, activities uniquely designed by 3P, resources, links, a give away of all the package rooms at the end of course, a completion certificate and a short assignment task.

To help you and guide you in designing your virtual therapy rooms, here is a PDF you can download. This is a checklist to follow when creating virtual therapy rooms.

You can also connect with many in our Facebook group to share your creations.