Information for Referrers

About our Private Practice

 

Positive Wellbeing psychology is a warm and professional Melbourne-based private practice that is committed to helping Australian’s access quality psychotherapy in-person and via telehealth. Our psychologists support adults, children, adolescents and their families for a full range of clinical presentations (read more on our services here).

 

Our psychologists conduct screeners/assessment and evidence-based interventions using a range of psychotherapy approaches including:

 

• Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT and CBT-E for Eating Disorders),

• Brief Solution-Focused Therapy,

• Mindfulness Meditation,

• Motivational Interviewing (MI),

• Interpersonal Therapy (IPT),

• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

• Schema Therapy

• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

• The Gottman Method to Relationship Therapy

 

Communication and GP Correspondence

 

By choosing to refer to Positive Wellbeing Psychology Private Practice, you will connect your patients with a highly skilled psychologist either via Telehealth or in our Malvern Rooms.

 

Our psychologists are diligent in providing correspondence to GP referrers. These include a combination of self-report data and clinical observations of clients symptoms and progress in psychotherapy. Correspondence may include:

 

• GP acceptance letter

• GP review letters for the clients 6th, 10th, 20th session

• Medication review request

• Weight Tracking & Medical Monitoring for clients with Eating Disorder Presentations

Who can Refer?

Positive Wellbeing Psychology welcome referrals by General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, other Allied Health Professionals, NDIS Support Coordinators and Plan-Managers. We accept referrals under the Medicare Better Access Scheme (e.g., Mental Health Treatment Plan).

Why Refer to Positive Wellbeing Psychology

Our practice adopts a number of measures to provide best practice and client outcomes. We endeavour to:

Increase the likelihood of a strong therapeutic relationship through our pre-treatment intake process. This process allows the psychologist to prepare and to focus on establishing a warm and trusting setting in the initial session.

Use reliable and valid screening tests to clarify mental health concerns on the referral and/or the Health Care Treatment Plan.

Adopt evidence-based treatment approaches that are proven by decades of research to be effective.

Use pre- and post-treatment measures that are proven to track the individuals progress in therapy and to direct future planning and goal setting.

Establish a holistic approach with the individuals General Practitioner (GP) as required.

Provide timely, written communication (within 1-2 days) to the individual's General Practitioner; not limited to acceptance and review letters.

Maintain a waitlist to provide clients with earlier appointments when existing clients cancel.

Respond to booking requests within 24 hours (or earlier) and provide individuals a available timeslot within 7 days, thereby minimising delays in commencing therapy.

Provide online and accessible psychology from the private and confidential setting of the individuals home and device.

Address

64 Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144

PHONE

(03) 9939 2111

FAX

(03) 9015 6429

A client-centered approach to facilitate positive change and to improve overall life satisfaction, relationships, health and wellbeing.