Allied health professionals providing psychological treatments in general practice settings. What options are there?

Eleanor Jackson-Bowers, Chris Holmwood, Victoria Wade
Australian Family Physician 2002, 31 (12): 1119-21

BACKGROUND: This article is based on a literature review and discussion document developed for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging to assist in its deliberations on the structure of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Program (BOMH).

OBJECTIVE: This article examines issues regarding the engagement of allied health professionals in the delivery of specific time limited and evidence based counselling interventions in the general practice setting.

DISCUSSION: Specific issues examined include employment and administrative arrangements, citing of these services, communication between general practitioners and counsellors, as well as clinical supervision and support.

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