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Clinical Psychology Services at Flinders Medical Centre

Psychologists provide a range of services to both adults and children at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC).

Paediatric services

A number of psychology services are provided to Paediatrics and Child Health. This includes psychological assessments conducted in the work of the Children’s Assessment Team. The Children’s Assessment Team offers a one-day multidisciplinary approach to the assessment of children with complex developmental problems and autism spectrum disorders.

Services are also provided to the Neonatal Follow-Up Program where children at risk of ongoing problems due to their prematurity participate in a psychoeducational assessment.

Psychological assessments and therapy are also provided for children referred by FMC paediatric consultants.

Enquiries for these services should be directed as follows:

Children’s Assessment Team (CAT)
Judy Shepherd, CAT Secretary
Telephone: (08) 8204 4433
Fax: (08) 8204 3945
Neonatal Follow-Up
Helen Fabel, Audit and Follow up Nurse
Telephone: (08) 8204 5043
Fax: (08) 8204 3142
General Paediatric Psychological Assessments
Dr Ken Kobayashi
Telephone: (08) 8204 4905
Fax: (08) 8204 3143

Neuropsychology services

This service is available to adults over the age of 18 who have, or are suspected of having, acquired brain dysfunction. Patients must live within the FMC catchment area or previously have been registered at FMC. Referrals are accepted from all FMC clinical staff, private medical specialists and general practitioners. To make an appointment a written referral should be sent to:

Dr Tony Kneebone - Chief Clinical Neuropsychologist
Location: Block E, The Flats, Flinders Medical Centre  
Telephone: (08) 8204 4576
Fax: (08) 8204 5465
Email: tony.kneebone@sa.gov.au

Psycho-Oncology Services

Clinical psychology sessions are available to adults over the age of 18 who are affected by cancer; that is, people currently going through treatment, survivors and partners/carers.

Patients receiving palliative care are not eligible. Psychological assessments and therapy are offered to individuals and/or couples. In addition a 'Surviving Cancer' group therapy program is offered twice yearly for all people with early stage cancer. Common reasons for referral include depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, insomnia and pain. Referrals are accepted from all FMC medical staff. To make an appointment, a written referral should be sent/emailed to:

Dr Lisa Beatty - Clinical Psychologist
Location: Flinders Cancer Clinic, level 3, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer 
Telephone: (08) 8204 8997
Fax: (08) 8204 4997
Email: lisa.beatty@flinders.edu.au

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