Eastwood Psychologists is a psychology practice located in downtown Brampton. The practice has grown steadily since 2005, when Dr. Adrienne and Dr. John Eastwood welcomed their first private practice clients. We focus on providing evidence-based, client-centred psychological assessment and psychotherapy services.Our dedicated associates each have their own unique professional interests and are passionate about what they do. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches and offer a range of services, in an effort to meet each client’s unique needs. We hope that you will find all the information that you need by browsing through our website or contacting us by phone. We look forward to hearing from you.
Effective psychological assessment and treatment does not simply involve the application of specific techniques. A close collaboration between you and your therapist or assessor is essential. We work together with you to make sure that your needs are being met. Together, we will set goals (whether for assessment and treatment), and periodically check-in on the progress that we are making together. When clients and therapists agree upon, and can describe, the goals and tasks of therapy, clients experience better outcomes.
As psychologists, we are ‘scientist-practitioners’, which means that our work is based on a foundation of careful scientific research. What we know about psychiatric (e.g., depression, anxiety) and neurodevelopmental (e.g. autism, ADHD) disorders has been the result of decades of scientific observation and study. Research on psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders continues to evolve at an incredible pace, with new advances in technology opening up even more possibilities for research.
At Eastwood Psychologists, we use a tool called OQ ® Outcome Questionnaires to help us monitor treatment and to ensure we are providing the best services we can.
The OQ ® Outcome Questionnaire is completed by an individual or a parent to indicate current sense of well-being. It records how often symptoms were experienced during the past week. The questionnaire is completed before the very first appointment and prior to subsequent sessions.
Online administration allows clients to complete the questionnaire at home, on-the-go, or in our office using a tablet. It is also possible to complete the questionnaire using paper and pen. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
When clients complete the OQ ® Outcome Questionnaire, it allows us to easily monitor their progress in therapy, including an increase, a decrease, or a lack of change in symptoms. This helps us to know if treatment is on-track, if it needs to change, or if it is ready to come to an end. It also allows us to quickly become aware of any critical symptoms that may suggest higher risk or that need immediate attention. Your responses are kept confidential and are only viewed by clinical staff at Eastwood Psychologists who are responsible for your care.
While your therapist might not discuss your results on the OQ ® Outcome Questionnaire at every therapy session, please know that your therapist is nonetheless using this information to inform their work with you. Your regular completion of the OQ ® Outcome Questionnaire will help ensure that you (or your child) experience the best possible outcome in psychotherapy. Please feel free to ask at any time about your results, and your therapist will draw your attention to any important changes that are indicated by your results.