What to bring
- A referral for the child or adolescent from their General Practitioner and preferably a referral for all family members 1
- Medicare card
- Letters or reports that you have from other professionals who have been involved, such as a school counsellor, teacher, psychologist or paediatrician
- Completed Patient Registration Form. Alternatively, you will receive a copy to fill out prior to your appointment.
- Download the Patient Registration Form
Time-framePlease arrive 15 minutes early to complete the paperwork. The first appointment is 1-2 hours and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment for a child or adolescent usually requires 2-3 appointments. Ongoing therapy appointments are usually one hour and may be weekly or less frequent.
Who is neededThe initial appointment is with both parents and the child or adolescent where possible, or with the parent who initiated the referral if parents are not both living with the child. If time permits, Dr Dey may also see parents and/or children or adolescents separately at this appointment. The assessment includes a parent interview and usually requires 2-3 appointments.
LocationFamily Talks Clinic is located about 5 minutes walk from Hume Street carpark. This is a council carpark providing 2 hours free car space: Hume street carpark
By Train: Family Talks Clinic is located 4 minutes walk from St Leonards train station.
Please noteDr Dey is in private practice one day per week and while offering comprehensive assessment and ongoing therapy, does not provide an emergency service or consultation at other times.
Dr Dey does not provide medico-legal assessments nor reports and the administrative team at her practice are able to provide details of other Child and Adolescent psychiatrists who provide these services.