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Referral agents for the Clinical Psychology Centre

Type of Assessment and Treatment Provided

The Centre provides training in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive-behavioural assessment and treatment for postgraduate clinical psychology students through closely supervised practicum work. 

Types of Referral Accepted

The Centre accepts referrals from organisations and individuals engaged in the provision of psychological, psychiatric, health care, educational and welfare services.

All referrals are screened by the Director and must be considered an appropriate referral for a Clinical Psychology trainee. Clients with known moderate to severe suicidal ideation, criminal offending behavior, current substance dependence, severe eating disorders, or severe personaility disorders will be declined. If declined, the Director will discuss suitable alternatives with the referral agent.

When a child is referred, the referral should be discussed with the child’s caregivers and permission to refer obtained. To make a referral for a cognitive assessment please complete the Cognitive Assessment Referral Form. 

How to Make Referrals

Referrals can be made by letter to:

Clinical Psychology Centre
Department of Psychology
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

Or by fax to:
(03) 479 6838

Or by email to:


Enquires about the Centre may be made by telephoning (03) 479 7627. Should you reach an answer machine, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Treatment Referral Form (PDF 37.6KB)

Cognitive Assessments

Adult Referral Form (PDF 26.4KB)
Child Referral Form (PDF 38.0KB)