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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.

How to Make Referrals

Referrals can be made by email. Please type “Referral” in the subject line.

Alternatively they can be posted to:

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

The following information is required:

  • Patient Name
  • Address
  • Contact phone numbers
  • Email address (if known)
  • Date of Birth
  • Ethnicity
  • NHI number (if known)
  • Detailed reason for the referral

If the referral is for a child under 16 years old, we will need parent/caregiver details and contact numbers.

If the referral is for a Child Cognitive Assessment, please include relevant information such as academic/behavioural difficulties, and any relevant previous assessment – reading assessments, school reports etc.


Enquires about the Centre may be made by telephoning +64 3 479 7627, or email

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