Journal article

Referrers' Perceived Utility and Outcomes of Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment in an Adolescent and Young Adult Public Mental Health Service

Kelly Allott, Warrick Brewer, Patrick D McGorry, Tina-Marie Proffitt

AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011

Abstract

Despite frequent informal or anecdotal acknowledgement of the usefulness of neuropsychological services within various settings, including mental health settings, few studies have formally investigated the satisfaction, perceived utility, or outcomes associated with such a service. This survey-based study evaluated referring clinicians' (n=35) perceptions of the usefulness and outcomes associated with the provision of clinical neuropsychological assessment and feedback within an adolescent and young adult public mental health service in Melbourne, Australia. The results suggest that referrers perceive the neuropsychological service, including formal neuropsychological assessment report and v..

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