UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic

Services

As our clinic operates as a training facility for UNSW intern psychologists in the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program, we offer a host of forensic services that are provided by students under the direct supervision of a forensic psychologist/supervisor, including:

Assessments:

WFC conducts a range of forensic assessments. An assessment is a way that psychologists answer psychological questions such as what risk does an individual pose to the community, what are their treatment and supervision needs, or is this person suitable to take a program? Assessments are a synthesis of provided file information, a clinical interview and psychological testing. A report is produced that answers the specific referral question.

Fees for Assessments*:

$450 per cognitive or mental health assessment (standard fee)

$225 per assessment (concession rate for holders of government-issued concession cards)

$750 per forensic assessment (standard fee)

Variable fee per forensic assessment (Legal Aid rate)

* Assessment fee includes interview, test administration, debriefing & written report. Any file requests, subpoenas or court attendance will be charged out at APS rates. All fees are inclusive of GST.

Any additional reports, such as treatment progress reports, for court or other purposes will be charged out at $250 per hour for services included in the preparation of a report. Travel to assessment locations will be charged out at current APS hourly rates.

Therapeutic Intervention:

Forensic therapeutic intervention can take many forms. The most common interventions are:

- Offence based intervention: intervention is generally aimed at identifying and treating personal and systemic issues, and augmenting protective factors.

- Trauma based intervention: aimed at reducing symptomology of trauma and providing psychoeducation to reduce future vulnerabilities (for example, safety planning)

- Other forensically related concerns – specific interventions for comorbid concerns such as offending/substance abuse issues, parenting concerns

Fees for Therapeutic Intervention:

$40 per 50-minute session (standard fee)

$10 per 50-minute session (reduced fee for holders of government-issued concession cards)

Supervision:

As noted on the supervision tab, we provide AHPRA accredited supervision training.

Additionally, we can provide individual supervision for forensic endorsement upon request.

Groups:

Family Connections: The Family Connections program is an evidence-based program that provides peer support, psycho-education and skills anchored in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for partners, families, friends and carers of people with concerns around emotional dysregulation. Please contact neabpd@neabpdaustralia.onmicrosoft.com for more information on the program and to register for our next available 12 week program. This training is provided without cost to the participants.

Some pro bono work is conducted at the UFPC. Please contact us to discuss how to meet criteria for pro bono assessment or therapeutic intervention.