Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology services offered at Fiona Stanley Hospital are part of our Allied Health Service.

We provide clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology services for the following groups of patients: 

  • inpatients who are likely to have improved outcomes or fast-tracked pathways as a direct result of clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology services 
  • outpatients who require clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology services that are not available in the community or non-tertiary site in their local catchment area

Clinical Psychology

Our clinical psychologists provide psychological assessments, formulations and interventions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of patients with acute or chronic medical illness; disability and psychiatric illness. Clinical psychology services comprise the following: 

  • the assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapeutic treatment of mental health disorders arising as a consequence of (or exacerbated by) medical illness/disability and/or psychiatric illness
  • ameliorating psychological processes that exacerbate treatment side-effects and disease burden; and impact patient compliance with medical/nursing/allied health treatments
  • systemic interventions for optimising working relationships between the patient, their family and the treating interprofessional care team
  • facilitating timely referrals on to community based mental health and welfare services.

Clinical Neuropsychologists

Clinical Neuropsychologists at Fiona Stanley Hospital provide assessment, management and rehabilitation of cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems associated with various forms of brain dysfunction, including psychiatric, developmental, acquired and degenerative.

Our Clinical Neuropsychologist service provides the following: 

  • diagnostic assessment and clarification, particularly in complex cases and distinguishing between organic and non-organic conditions
  • assessment of cognitive capacity, pre and post-surgical assessments; pre and post pharmacotherapy initiation etc
  • assessment of decision making capacity to assist with discharge planning
  • provision of treatment recommendations appropriate to cognitive ability, including utilisation of behaviour management strategies
  • provision of education to patients, staff and families on issues pertaining to cognition and rehabilitation.

More information

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Contact us

Call our Helpdesk on 6152 2222 for all queries.

Location

Our Allied Health outpatient clinics are located at the eastern end of the main hospital building. You can access them off the main concourse on the ground floor.  

Inpatient services are located throughout the hospital campus.

The main entrance to the hospital is accessed off Robin Warren Drive.

View our hospital map to find your way. 

Opening hours

Outpatients

Regular hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Inpatients

Regular hours: 8am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Specialties requiring a seven day service are resourced to provide this

Extended working hours exist in the following areas

Emergency Department
8am – 9pm

Intensive Care Unit
24 hours for physiotherapy
On-call service for Social Work

Acute Medical Unit
7am – 7pm 

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