The Department of Clinical Psychology at WMH provides comprehensive psychological assessment and therapy services to geriatric rehabilitation patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
WHAT WE DO:
1. Neuropsychological assessment for:
- clarification of diagnostic issues around dementia, cognitive functioning, progression of symptoms
- assessing strengths and weaknesses in cognition as an aid to rehabilitation
- assessment of patients referred to the Parkinson’s Clinic
2. Clinical psychology assessment and treatment for:
- anxiety and depression that may accompany medical conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, stroke, pain related conditions, carer stress etc.
- teaching cognitive-behavioural coping strategies that may include above mentioned conditions together with other chronic physical problems
- behaviour management issues relating to caring for a family member with dementia or whilst an in-patient undergoing rehabilitation at WMH
3. Education and research:
The Clinical Psychology Department is committed to an evidence-based multi-disciplinary model and liaises with WMH nursing staff and other local community staff, including those working in residential facilities, regarding the management of challenging behaviours that can accompany dementing illnesses.
We also participate in tertiary education and research projects to disseminate information relevant to the influence of psychological f actors on rehabilitation process and outcome.
Location: War Memorial Hospital, Morgan Building Ground Floor – Outpatients Department
Referral: A medical referral is required following assessment by one of our geriatricians. To arrange this, please discuss with your general practitioner.
Contact for new referrals:
Northern Network Access Referral Centre (NNARC) phone: 9369 0400, fax: 9369 0101
Contact for enquiries: 9369 0100