The Psychology Department is made up of a number of Services:
Psychologists work as part of local NHS services that provide specialist assessment and advice to the Mental Health teams:
The Department work closely with colleagues in Community Mental Health Teams and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
A therapeutic relationship is based on having confidence that information is not disclosed without that person’s agreement.
The individual can agree to full or partial information sharing. We will only discuss information on a need to know basis. Similarly, we will treat any discussions with carers in confidence and only share these with the service user if the carers agree with this.
If any risks are identified, we have a duty of care to respond appropriately and may have to share information against your wishes; this will always be discussed with you.
Clear and accurate recording of information is essential in providing effective and appropriate multi-disciplinary care. All patient information will be recorded on the electronic records system in line with professional guidelines, local/national policies and data protection.
We aim to provide high quality, evidence-based therapy across the life span and to a variety of individuals, their families and carers. Further information about the individual services can be found by following the relevant links. We work closely with other NHS departments, the health and social care partnership, and the third and independent sector. We offer one to one therapy, systemic work, consultation to professionals and training.
The process of referral depends on the Psychology Service required. Please follow the above links to find each Service’s referral criteria and process.
The Head of Psychology and the Department are based at:
Department of Psychological Services and Research
NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Dumfries DG1 4AP
Tel. 01387 244495,
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm, for enquiries.
Appointments are held throughout Dumfries and Galloway.