Alfred Health Psychology is staffed by Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Clinical service overview
Clinical Psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of major mental illnesses and common psychological problems. They are skilled in the use of a range of formal psychological assessment instruments that can assist with assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Psychological treatment can take a variety of forms with the underlying philosophy being oriented to change.
The Alfred Health clinical psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) under the Health Professions Registration Act 2005 and have a minimum of six years of university training, having completed post-graduate training in psychology. They are required to undertake regular professional development activities including supervision to maintain registration and ensure the highest level of expertise.
There are Clinical Psychologists working in:
- Adult Psychiatry (Acute, Community & Consultation Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry)
- Aged Psychiatry (inpatient and community)
- Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- HIV Services
- Heart Failure/Transplant
- Rehabilitation and aged care services
- Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation (ABI)
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pain Management
- Continence service
- Caulfield Community Health Service, including Paediatric Pyschology
Clinical Neuropsychologists specialise in the relationship between brain function and behaviour. Clinical Neuropsychologists assess the changes in cognition (i.e. memory, language, intellect, etc.) and behaviour, which may arise from brain dysfunction, such as head injury, epilepsy, brain infection, stroke, drug and alcohol disorders, schizophrenia and developmental disorders.
Neuropsychologists are attached to:
Refer your patient
We do not accept external referrals to our service. If you have a patient who is under a unit or team which has a psychologist, and they require psychological assessment and treatment, this can be provided via referral.
For patients requiring mental health treatment in the community, we recommend a referral to an appropriate Community Mental Health Service (Aged, Adults or Child & Youth).
In the case of a mental health crisis, please contact Psychiatric Triage on 1300 363 746. This is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week service. An experienced mental health clinician will take your call or call you back if you leave a message.
Australian Psychological Society
Services, resources, fact sheets and forums
The national centre of excellence in youth mental health
A guide to mental health problems and support available
A research unit focused on online education and treatment for health and wellbeing
What does a Neuropsychologist do?
What does a Psychologist do?
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Medicare factsheet - mental health rebates 52 KB
Information sheet outlining how Medicare rebates are applied to mental health services provided by psychologists
Centre for Clinical Interventions