When to Refer

 

When to Refer a Child 

 When to Refer an Adult 



 When to Refer an Adult 

 Emergency or Same Day Referral

  • Despondent, suicidal
  • Very agitated, anxious
  • Physical abuse, sexual abuse, elder abuse

 

Needs Psychotherapy

  • Lack of concentration
  • Poor judgment
  • Chronic medical illness
  • On disability
  • Unable to leave home, or drive car
  • Unusual affect
  • Cutting on self
  • Psychotropic meds prescribed
  • Drug abuse
  • Marital, family discord
  • Sexual problems
  • Verbal abuse
  • Overuse of painkillers
  • Medical non-compliance
  • Lifestyle factors contributing to medical condition
  • Major medical illness
  • Traumatic brain injuries
May Need Short Term Therapy or Counseling
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Problems at work
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Death of relative/friend
  • Birth of 1st child
  • Bankruptcy
  • Newly diagnosed medical condition
  • Sexually transmitted disease

 

Refer for Evaluation

  • Stressors in life
  • Calls your office frequently
  • Unsubstantiated physical complaints
  • Work absenteeism

 

When to Refer a Child 

 Emergency or Same Day Referral

  • Despondent
  • Suicidal
  • Very agitated
  • Anxious 
  • Physical abuse 
  • Sexual abuse

 

Needs Psychotherapy

  • Lack of concentration
  • Poor judgment
  • Chronic medical illness
  • Behavior problems
  • Unable to leave home
  • Academic difficulties
  • Unusual affect
  • Cutting on self
  • Psychotropic meds prescribed
  • Drug abuse
  • Family discord
  • Prescription of Ritalin
  • Verbal abuse
  • Medical non-compliance
  • Lifestyle factors contributing to medical condition
  • Major medical illness
  • Stomach problems
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Rebelliousness
  • Odd preoccupations

 

Wilmes-Reitz Psychological

23945 Calabasas Rd., Suite 202

 Calabasas, California  91302

(818) 591-8270

wrpsych@aol.com
 

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