Psychology services

About

  • The psychology services are provided by one of our Clinical Psychologists, all who have extensive experience and training in pain assessment and management, who offer assessment of specific issues regarding psychological and environmental factors (‘yellow flags’) in people with persisting pain.
  • A limited number of sessions (typically 5-10, 1-hour sessions) are recommended before review. The number of sessions recommended will depend on the case.
  • Referrals can be from a GP or specialist, insurer, rehabilitation provider or other health professionals.
  • In some cases the treatment provided may be a combination of psychological and physical therapies at the PMRC.

What is the benefit of this approach?

This is a rare opportunity to achieve closely coordinated psychological and physiotherapy interventions with clinicians who have many years experience working together as a team.

Group Programs

For more generally disabled, distressed and/or medication dependent patients, one of our intensive cognitive-behavioural, multidisciplinary treatment programs may be recommended.

These involve groups of 8-10 patients at a time working with the small team of staff.

It is our experience that there are significant functional benefits for this group of patients to attend the more intensive program if they meet the entry criteria (see ADAPT).

Contact

Please send any enquiries to:
ADAPT Office via the PMRC Front Desk
P: 02 9463 1500