Psychological Diversion Programme
Adelaide Psychological Services provides a psychological diversion programme for workers who are considering lodging either a WorkCover claim or a complaint to the Fair Work Commission for bullying and harassment.
The Psychological Diversion Programme provides independent assessment and advice to:
- assess the nature of the worker’s complaint to clarify the balance of personal and workplace issues
- identify a worker’s strengths in dealing with issues
- recommend mediation and conflict resolution to resolve workplace issues
- recommend teaching of coping skills for personal issues
The Psychological Diversion Programme is provided to individual workers in three sessions. Sessions can be funded by an employer, a worker, or by WorkCover.
The Psychological Diversion program aims to:
- focus on recovery from injury rather than on industrial issues or compensation
- maintain workers in their current workplace
- help those workers who want to change work to identify this option
- minimise escalation of disputes
- identify barriers to resolving disputes
- reduce maladaptive coping
- improve a worker’s negotiation skills
- separate personal issues from workplace issues
The Psychology Diversion Programme may recommend that a worker participate in a further programme to develop personal coping skills. Personal development programmes may be funded privately, by a medicare referral, or by WorkCover.
If you would like more information, please call our receptionist on 8295 4150.