The Psychology service works with patients, families and clinical staff to identify and manage emotional, psychological, or behavioural factors that may be impacting on a patient’s wellbeing or engagement with treatment and self-management.

The Psychology service works with patients, families and clinical staff to identify and manage emotional, psychological, or behavioural factors that may be impacting on a patient’s wellbeing or engagement with treatment and self-management.

The Psychology Department consists of Clinical Psychologists, Health Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists. Each profession works across a range of wards, teams and clinics at the City and Royal Park Campuses of the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Health Psychologists work with patients, carers, and clinical staff to ensure that psychological problems are identified and managed effectively. Drawing on psychological knowledge, skill, and expertise, they help patients and their families cope emotionally with serious illness, disability, invasive treatments, and loss of personal effectiveness, identity and control. Health Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists have a role also in health behaviour change.

Clinical Neuropsychologists help identify and manage changes in people's cognition and behaviour following brain injury, stroke or other brain disorders. This information is used to clarify diagnosis, plan treatments, monitor recovery, and help people adjust to changes in their abilities. Where required, Neuropsychologists provide an expert opinion about a person’s decision-making capacity (e.g. in regard to discharge destination, refusal of treatment, capacity to manage their own financial and legal affairs).

Referrals

Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology

The Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology Service do not accept external referrals. Internal referrals can be made via primary treating team.

Neuropsychology

Referrals to the Neuropsychology Outpatient Clinic at the City Campus can be made via email to the Neuropsychology Outpatient Clinic.

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