To ensure your health is protected during the Coronavirus outbreak Good Hope Clinic is offering Online Video Sessions next to the regular face to face appointments
General Adult Clinic
General Adult Clinic provides treatment for people with Depressive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
In the General Adult Psychiatry Clinic a thorough assessment is the key to a successful treatment. In the first couple of sessions we are able to identify all the causative factors (Genetic and biological factors, personality traits, relationships, current living situations, and work related factors) that play a role in the emergence of the current symptoms. Through our understanding of all the bio-psycho-social factors we can build a treatment plan that cures the illness and restores normal occupational and social functioning.
Child and Adolescent Clinic
Our team provides psychological assessment and treatment for adolescents and children with various psychological problems including:
- Behavioural and Scholastic problems
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
We rely in our assessment not only on the complaints of the parents but also on careful examination of the child during play and completion of different tasks along with the latest psychological testing.
Attention and hyperactivity problems are frequently the reason behind scholastic difficulties, impulsiveness and reckless attitude with others. The clinic is proud to offer the latest computerized psychological testing system for attention and memory, which gives a direct assessment of the child’s mental functions instead of the conventional testing which relies on the results of indirect questionnaires filled out by the parents.
The treatment plan includes play therapy or psychotherapy for the junior, brain training for attention problems and family sessions for the parents that aim at improving communication and parenting skills.
You can also benefit from workshops for Parenting Skills for toddlers, preschoolers, school age children and adolescents, held regularly at our clinic for topics such as:
- Normal Development of the young mind
- Communicating efficiently with your child
- Workshops for specific psychological problems such as: inattention & hyperactivity, stubbornness & anger and communicating with the autistic child.
Psychosis Rehabilitation Clinic
“My son has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. In the beginning he suffered from hearing voices (hallucinations) and a belief that others are talking about him behind his back or that he’s being watched (delusions). Medications have helped him overcome these symptoms. Nowadays he doesn’t talk much, he has scholastic/work problems, he’s socially withdrawn, shows great difficulty at accomplishing simple daily tasks like buying some grocery or taking his car to the mechanic which made him totally dependent on us and looks absent minded most of the time; as if he is depressed.”
Psychosis affects multiple mental functions and result in:
- A disorder of thoughts that lead to the emergence of delusions and hallucinations
- A disorder of the cognitive and executive functions of the brain (attention – memory – planning abilities), that lead to an impairment in the ability to work, study or accomplish daily living tasks.
- A disorder in the social skills, that leads to social withdrawal and poor self esteem.
Accordingly the treatment plan consists of:
- Medical treatment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the disorder of thoughts
- Cognitive Remediation Therapy
- Social skills Training that will target his social difficulties and help him regain his role in the family and society
- Psychoeducation sessions for the family.
Cognitive assessment and Remediation Therapy are performed by the latest computerized psychological testing and training system for attention and memory designed specifically for the treatment of psychotic disorders. Then, the patient will be engaged in a social skills training
Our Psychosis Rehabilitation Programme provides each patient with a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help him overcome these symptoms in a way that will reflect directly on his life; starting from simple day to day tasks to complex functions such as those which face him in studying and work or taking care of her family.
Psychotic disorders are Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorders, Drug induced Psychosis and Schizoaffective disorder.
Psychological tests are the cornerstone of any psychiatric assessment. Psychological tests complement the psychiatrist’s clinical examination with objective data adding accuracy to his diagnosis. Think of it as the equivalent of the Laboratory tests or X-ray in the assessment of physical diseases and how they illuminate a doctor’s diagnosis.
All our psychological tests are carried by experienced psychiatrists and psychologist in the field of psychometry.
We at the Good Hope Psychiatry Clinic are proud to provide our clients with the latest and most accurate psychological tests in the fields of cognitive functions testing, intelligence tests and personality tests
a) Cognitive Functions Tests:
These tests help assess the person’s attention and memory, his organization & planning skills and problem solving abilities. These tests are necessary in the assessment and follow up of:
- In children with ADHD or other neuro-developmental disorders.
- The memory impairment in people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s or Vascular Dementia.
- The cognitive deterioration in people with Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Depressive disorders.
- The impact of cognitive deterioration on day to day activities after head trauma.
We are proud to offer the latest computerized psychological testing system for attention, memory and the executive functions of the brain, which gives a direct assessment of the person’s mental functions. Tests are designed in a motivating user-friendly way to stimulate the patient’s alertness and involvement.
Tests for different aspects of attention are suitable for children aged 7 and more, which gives a direct assessment of the child’s mental functions instead of the conventional testing which relies on the results of indirect questionnaires filled out by the parents.
b) Intelligence tests:
These tests assess the child/adult intellectual abilities, which are necessary in the assessment of delayed speech or any other verbal or motor developmental milestone in children. They are also helpful in determining the treatment plan of a person with a learning disability or mental retardation.
c) Personality tests for the adults and youth:
Many persons suffering from depression or anxiety are actually suffering from a Personality Disorder. The presence of a Personality Disorder will often complicate any secondary depression or anxiety and result in poor response to treatment with medications alone. Personality tests confirm the doctor’s clinical examination when suspecting the presence of pathological personality patterns and will eventually result in a more accurate treatment plan.
The online psychotherapy sessions are an effective alternative treatment when there’s difficulty coming to the clinic in person, whether this is due to the unavailability of a psychotherapist in the same area in which the patient lives or to prevent the spread of a pandemic as is the current situation with the Corona virus.
The doctor / therapist performs the assessment (during the first two sessions), and accordingly decides if the patient is eligible to complete the treatment through video calls. The therapist holds the right to refuse to continue treatment via video calls if the patient’s condition is not fitting.
It is preferable if possible that the assessment can be carried in person.
The therapist then develops with the patient a treatment plan based on specific goals, the first of which is to integrate him/her effectively into society (work or study) and enjoy healthy relationships (family and friends) as well as to continue to be able to overcome pathological symptoms as much as possible.
Psychotic disorders and Addiction treatment might necessitate hospitalization especially in the early phases of the illness. The Hospital environment is ideal to break through the impaired insight and denial that we face in psychosis and addiction respectively.
We provide Inpatient consultancy at reputable psychiatry hospitals. If your loved ones are refusing treatment, try to understand that this is the nature of the illness. We can help them make their way into the journey of recovery.
- Salma completed her MSc in Mental Health and Clinical Psychology at King’s College London and holds her BA in Psychology from The American University in Cairo.
- She received her core clinical training at the NHS South Lambeth Hospital in London. She also trained at Al-Mashfa Psychiatric Hospital in Cairo.
- Salma enjoys working with young adults and adults with a range of mental health disorders and emotional difficulties. She is interested in working with people going through Grief and Loss. She works with people with Addiction using CBT for Relapse Prevention. She’s also interested in Eating disorders, Mood disorders, Personality disorders, and the rehabilitation of Psychotic disorders.
Salma Abdelbaki, MSc
Board certified psychiatrist by the Arab Board of Health Specializations
Masters in Psychiatry and Neurology – Kasr Al Ainy – Cairo University
His basic training in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy was completed at the Department of Psychiatry – Kasr Al Ainy hospital.
Dr. Adly started his career under the supervision of his Father and Mentor Dr. Ashraf El Sheikh President and Consultant of the Abou Seifein Diabetes Center where he learned the art of treating the patient not only his illness.
Building his experience he worked at reputable psychiatry institutes such as the Psychological Medicine Hospital, Kasr Al Ainy Psychiatry and Addiction Hospital and the Behman Hospital.
His special areas of interest are Bipolar Disorders, Psychosis Cognitive Rehabilitation, Behavioural Addictions treatment, and Liaison Psychiatry.
Completed the UK Advanced Course in Liaison Psychiatry, Manchester University, UK.
Dr. Adly is member of the American Psychiatric Association, The Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI), The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes, and The Egyptian Association for Group therapies and processes
Dr. Adly El Sheikh, MBBCh, MSc, ABPsych
Hanadi had her basic training in psychiatry and psychotherapy in Al Kasr Al Ainy hospital for Psychiatry and Addiction.
She finds great interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
During her training years, she worked in the field of adult, addiction, adolescent and child psychiatry.
She is currently the head of the wellness unit that deals with students’ mental health at Zewail University. She also holds the position of a psychiatrist at Om-El Masryeen General Hospital.
Dr. Hanadi Abdalla, MBBCh, MSc
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