Frequently Asked Questions.
Do I need to or does my child need to see a Psychologist?
The initial assessment is about getting to know you, your child and the difficulties you've been experiencing. It will be about seeing whether the GroupWorx group programs are a good fit for you and/or your child.
If your difficulties are having an impact on your life, than perhaps attending one of our groups will help work through these. You can contact GroupWorx Psychology to discuss whether the group would be appropriate for you or your child.
How do I get referred or have my child referred to GroupWorx?
Anyone can join a Groupworx Psychology group by self-referring, however you will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate by referring this way. To be eligible you must be referred by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician with a Mental Health Care Plan. You can download a Mental Health Care Plan template HERE
What will happen in the initial assessment?
Will I get a rebate? How do I get the rebate?
You will need to discuss with your doctor whether they think you or your child is eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan - only they can determine this. When you have received a Mental Health Care plan you are eligible for the Medicare Rebate for group therapy run by a Clinical Psychologist. At Groupworx Psychology the settlement of the account is your responsibility. You may claim a rebate by lodging a claim through Medicare. You need to pay the full amount on or before the first group session and then you can use your detailed receipt (provided after group session 6) to claim a Medicare rebate. Read more on our Medicare Fact Sheet HERE
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based therapy used in Psychology. It is a therapy that focuses on your thoughts (cognitions), your behaviours, your emotions and the connection between these.