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Workcover QLD Referrals: Symptoms and Treatment Options

If you have been referred to a psychologist or mental health clinician through Workcover QLD, it's important to know that there are effective treatments available to help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall mental health.

What is a Workcover Referral?

A Workcover referral is a referral for psychological treatment that is covered by Workcover QLD, a government agency that provides support to workers who have been injured or become ill due to work-related circumstances.

What is the process for a prospective patient?

If you are a prospective workcover patient who has been referred to a psychologist or mental health clinician through Workcover QLD, you will typically need to follow these steps:

  1. Contact our admin team at ICP as we are mental health professionals registered with Workcover QLD.

  2. Schedule an initial assessment with your ICP clinician to determine your specific symptoms and treatment needs.

  3. Work with your ICP clinician to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals.

  4. Attend regular therapy sessions as recommended by your ICP therapist.

What are the symptoms to be eligible for a Workcover Claim?

The symptoms of eligible Workcover claims can vary depending on individual patient presentations, but common symptoms include:

  • Anxiety or depression related to work-related stress or trauma

  • Physical or psychological symptoms related to a work-related injury or illness

  • Difficulty coping with work-related changes or adjustments

  • Work-related relationship difficulties

What are the treatment options for you as a Workcover referral?

There are several types of treatments available for Workcover referrals, and the most effective treatment will depend on individual patient presentations. Common treatment options include:

  • Trauma-focused Therapy: Trauma-focused therapy is a type of therapy that helps individuals process traumatic events and develop coping skills to manage related symptoms.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors related to work-related stress or trauma.

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): IPT is a type of therapy that focuses on improving relationships with others, which can be particularly helpful for individuals experiencing work-related relationship difficulties.

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy: Mindfulness-based therapy is a type of therapy that helps individuals develop present-moment awareness and acceptance of difficult thoughts and emotions related to work-related stress or trauma.

What to expect in therapy?

In therapy, you will work with your ICP therapist who is trained in treating work-related stress, trauma, or injury. Your ICP therapist will help you identify your specific symptoms and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals. You may learn coping skills and strategies to manage work-related stress or trauma, improve relationships, and manage symptoms related to work-related injury or illness.

How will seeking mental health support benefit you?

Seeking mental health support through a Workcover referral can benefit you in many ways. It can help you:

  • Manage your symptoms related to work-related stress, trauma, or injury

  • Develop coping skills and strategies to manage difficult emotions and situations related to work

  • Improve your relationships with others

  • Increase your overall quality of life

If you have work related mental health issues you can be referred to an ICP psychologist or mental health clinician through Workcover QLD, it's important to seek help from a mental health professional who is trained in treating work-related stress, trauma, or injury. With the right treatment and support, you can manage your symptoms and improve your overall mental health.

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