What is the difference between 1 hr psychiatric assessment and 90 min full psychiatric assessment?
Psychiatric assessment includes full assessment of the mental state, diagnosis formulation, recommendation or starting of treatment with formulation of treatment and management plan.
Complex Psychiatric Assessment includes (in addition to the 1 hr psychiatric assessment as described above), test psychology assessments and specific formulations at the request of legal or government organizations such as NZ Immigration or NZ legal Court.
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and Psychologist?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors with at least 11 years of training – usually more. They first do a medical degree at university. Next they spend at least 1 or 2 years training as a general doctor. They then complete at least 5 years post gradual training in Psychiatry and some further specialize in Psychotherapy. Psychologists have at least 6 years of university training and supervised experience. They may also hold a Masters or Doctorate (PhD) level qualification in psychology. Clinical psychologists have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
How do I make an appointment?
To schedule an appointment please call: 09 218 2516 or contact our Practice Manager, Jude, at 021 226 8500. Kindly take note that calls and messages are monitored during office hours only. You can email: email@example.com or alternatively click on the “contact us” tab at the top of the page and fill in the form provided.
What is the cancellation policy?
If a scheduled appointment needs to be cancelled, it is important to contact Thrive Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the appointment.
Please call 09 218 2516 or contact our Practice Manager, Jude, on 021 226 8500 to cancel an appointment. Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel an appointment.
If an appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, the full fee of the scheduled appointment will be charged and is payable prior to the scheduling of the next appointment. Allowances are made for emergencies and/or exceptional circumstances.
At Thrive Psychiatry and Psychotherapy we are unavailable after hours and on weekends. Please note that crisis services are not provided. Contact your General Practitioner (GP) as your first point of contact. You can also report to your nearest hospital emergency department (ED) for assistance. If anyone is in immediate physical danger call 111.