The Neuropsychology Service provides neuropsychological assessment, secondary consultation and clinician training. The service is primarily for people with significant alcohol or drug issues, and suspected cognitive impairment in Victoria.
Telephone support is available for clinicians/support workers to collaboratively brainstorm and problem-solve treatment challenges where there are concerns about cognition. Face-to-face neuropsychological assessment may be offered for complex cases. This involves a client interview (often involving their support person) and assessment of the client’s cognitive strengths and difficulties to enable a formulation of the individualised recommendations and feedback.
This service does not accept capacity referrals (e.g. around parenting or decision-making capacity), medico-legal referrals (e.g. examining fitness to stand trial) or Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic referrals.
Individuals aged 18 or over who live in Victoria, have an alcohol or other drug (AOD) use history, and who are engaged with and have an ongoing support service to assist enactment of recommendations.
Individuals must consent to referral and feedback of any recommendations to the referring agency. Individuals must also be able to attend Richmond if face-to-face neuropsychological assessment is requested.
To refer a client to the Neuropsychology Service complete all sections of the referral form (68.74 KB), provide the client with the factsheet found on the bottom of the referral form (68.74 KB) so they know what to expect, and fax/email the completed form and any attachments to:
TP Neuropsychology Service
Fax: (03 8413 8499) or
Email: [email protected]
Attachments that may be useful to include in your referral include:
- Neuropsychological/Cognitive Assessment
- Brain Imaging Reports (CT or MRI)
- Psychological/Psychiatric/Neurological Assessment
- Alcohol and Other Drug Comprehensive Assessment
- Alcohol or Substance Treatment Report
- ACSO COATS Report
- ACSO variation (if the assessment is funded by ACSO-COATS)
- GP Patient Health and Medications Summary
- Corrections Orders /Conditions
Providing more information in your referral will help inform the assessment to give you and your client appropriate support.
One-off neuropsychology assessment.
Varies depending on program and volumes of requests.
Once a referral has been received the referrer will be contacted within one week. If discussion with the referrer satisfies the referral question that the referral will be closed. If a formal face-to-face assessment is considered necessary an appointment will be made and referrers will be advised if waiting periods are expected to be over one month.
Please be aware that we operate a waiting list. In order to maximise the number of clients we can see, we are not able to reschedule if your client does not attend their scheduled appointment. Therefore, we appreciate it if referrers can support their clients to attend their appointments.