The APS National Office offers a free community referral service to assist in the location of a suitable registered psychologist.
There are over 1500 registered psychologists listed on the APS national referral database. The team at depressioNet use the APS database for locating good qualified psychologists when we don't know of any in a particular area. We have had some great feedback on the help they have provided to dNet visitors.
If you are looking for a good psychologist in your area, you can email through to us here at depressioNet at team@depressioNet.com.au and we will send you some options along with other relevant information that you may find helpful, or you can contact the APS referral service directly.
To use the referral service, you either ring or email and let them know what area you are wanting help with. You can nominate a problem issue from a range of 70 different options. A sample of these includes: anxiety disorders, ADHD, couples therapy, depression, eating disorders, pain management, neuropsychological assessment, legal reports, and vocational assessment. The database search can also incorporate therapeutic approaches, for example, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, and interventions like hypnosis.
If you are looking for a psychologist with experience in a particular area, you can nominate from the 9 different specialist areas: Clinical, Counselling, Clinical Neuropsychologists, Educational and Developmental, Organisational, Health, Forensic, Sport, and Community.
The APS referral service will provide the names and contact phone numbers of three psychologists close to your home suburb/town. The whole process can be done over the phone in a matter of minutes, or by responding to an email and there is no charge whatsoever for this service.
An additional feature is the listing of bilingual psychologists, incorporating the languages: Cantonese, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Mandarin, and many others.
To contact the APS Referral Service,
You can visit the APS website at: