About Us

The Child Behaviour Research Clinic (CBRC) is part of the School of Psychology, located at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre. We have a long tradition of providing well established, non-medication based treatments to families who are experiencing difficulties in the management of children with a range of behavioural and emotional problems.

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What services do we offer?

Our clinical team have extensive experience in the clinical assessment and treatment of children who have various conduct behaviour problems and emotional control difficulties.

We are currently assessing and treating families with children aged 2 to 8 years who are exhibiting conduct problems, such as anger and aggression, cruelty to others, destruction of property, emotional outbursts, defiance, and difficulty following instructions and/or accepting consequences.

While we are focused on treating children, we recognise that a large part of this means that parents will need to learn effective and helpful strategies to manage their child’s difficulties. Therefore we predominantly offer parent management programs, and where appropriate, child self-management strategies.

What are the benefits for my family’s participation?

Families who participate in our research will receive all aspects of assessment and treatment free of charge. They will also leave with effective, individualised strategies for managing and improving their child’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. Each family’s participation in the research is important and will contribute to the improvement of existing strategies and the development of new treatments for childhood and adolescent behavioural and emotional problems.




The Child Behaviour Research Clinic is funded by NHMRC project grants, and has working links with Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme.