Psychology services at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9382 1021

The Psychology Department at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is comprised of a team of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists who work within a number of the Hospital's multi-disciplinary teams.

The majority of Clinical Psychologists assess, diagnose and provide therapy for children presenting with, or who are at risk of, emotional, behavioural and social difficulties that can arise secondary to their medical condition (eg. diabetes, cancer, acquired brain injury). In addition, the Clinical Psychologists on the Mental Health team provide diagnostic and therapy services to young people who are in the acute phase of a mental illness, in an inpatient setting. The Hospital's psychologists are also involved in postgraduate teaching and research.

The Psychology Department also provides diagnostic and assessment services for toddlers and preschool age children with suspected developmental delay, intellectual disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (Tumbatin Clinic) and school age children with suspected learning difficulties (Learning Difficulties Clinic). The Clinical Neuropsychologists also provide diagnostic and assessment services for children and young people with a history of neurological insult or disorder (eg. epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumour).

Referrals

Referrals to the Hospital's psychologists can only be made by staff from Sydney Children's Hospital. The Psychology Department does not accept referrals from the community.

Clinics

The clinics and teams psychologists work in are as follows:

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Endocrinology
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Genetics
  • Feeding Clinic
  • Neurosurgery & Neurology
  • Kids Cancer Centre
  • Learning Difficulties Clinic
  • Tumbatin Diagnostic and Assessment Clinic
  • Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pain, Palliative Care and Mental Health.