Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression referral form
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Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression (CTAD) specialises in providing a range of individual cognitive-behaviour therapy interventions as well as group Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for relapse prevention.
We ask that all referrers please also read our information for consumers, prior to submitting a referral.
Please complete our referral form (PDF 407KB) then return by mail, fax or email.
Please read the form carefully as it explains our inclusion and exclusion criteria. If you are unsure whether a consumer is suitable or how to complete this form, please discuss the referral with our team leader. We will not usually accept referrals for individuals who are dependent on drugs or alcohol and currently using, who are continually engaging in self-harming behaviour or aggressive behaviour or who have cognitive problems which affect their capacity to benefit from psychotherapy.
If you are unsure whether a consumer could benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy, consider:
If the answer to any of the above is 'yes' the consumer may not have sufficient cognitive capacity to benefit from learning-based therapies at this time. In which case, biological treatments and/or practical assistance services are recommended instead.
There are many excellent private practitioners who provide excellent care for people with anxiety and depression. Nevertheless, CTAD provides some unique advantages:
Once your referral has been received we will notify you that it has been received. The referral is then screened by the team. A member of our team may contact you to clarify details of the referral or to discuss other treatment options if it seems the consumer would be better served elsewhere.
After the referral is accepted, the consumer is sent pre-treatment questionnaires. Consumers who return these are always offered an appointment (usually 80-90% return these) as we consider them to have demonstrated adequate interest in the referral and motivation to attend. Depending on their responses they will be allocated to a provisional psychologist or clinician wait-list. At this stage, both you and the consumer will be notified. Consumers on the provisional psychologist list will usually be offered an appointment very quickly.
We will write to you once assessment has been complete (usually 1-2 sessions) and then again at discharge unless there is some circumstance that warrants further written communication. However, we consider ourselves to be in a treatment team with you and so welcome more frequent communication.
Telephone: (08) 8222 8100
Facsimile:(08) 8222 8101