Clinics & services




We support people to manage concerns with their thinking and emotions.

About us

We provide clinical psychology and neuropsychology to inpatients at Austin Health.

Clinical psychology

Our clinical psychologists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological issues.

We can help patients to:

  • Understand and adjust to their illness or injury
  • Cope with emotions including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss
  • Cope with trauma of diagnosis, disability, and rehabilitation
  • Better manage somatic complaints such as pain, fatigue, issues with sleep
  • Assist with behaviour changes including engaging in healthy lifestyle habits


Our neuropsychologists specialise the relationship between brain function and behaviour. We assess and provide intervention for changes in thinking and behaviour that may arise from any form of known or suspected brain dysfunction including:

  • Head injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological disease
  • Drug and alcohol disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Stroke

We help patients and our care teams:

  • Understand cognitive strengths and weakness and their impact on function
  • Manage complex behaviours and development of comprehensive behaviour plans
  • Diagnose brain dysfunction
  • Provide treatment strategies and discharge planning for patients with cognitive and/or behavioural changes

Our services

Our psychologists work in a number of services at Austin Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

Austin Hospital

We provide clinical psychology for patients in:

  • Day oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care

Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

We provide neuropsychology for patients in:


Related services


You can only access this service when you are staying in hospital.

Contact us


Phone: 03 9490 7660

Fax: 03 9490 7612


Dr Joanne Wrench
Manager, Psychology & Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist


Health Services Building
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard
Kew, Victoria

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