Information for Health Professionals
One key factor influencing engagement with input from the clinical health psychology team is an individualís understanding of the reason for the referral and their perception that it could be useful to them. It may take a few conversations during several meetings with their health professional to reach this point.
We ask that the referring health practitioner makes some effort with the following:
- establish an individualís need for psychological support
- clearly explain the role of the clinical psychologist
- attempt to identify and dispel any myths/fears about a referral