The Department of Clinical Psychology contains a team of Clinical Psychologists who have particular experience and expertise in the field of physical health and disability. The psychologists have particular expertise in the following areas: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; body image problems and difficulties with intellectual functioning.
The department receives referrals from a range of different departments within the hospital which include Burns & Plastic Surgery, Spinal Injuries, Wessex Rehabilitation Centre, Diabetes, Stroke Unit, Oncology and Palliative Care. The department also has a specialist interest in the field of cancer care and is currently undertaking a large research study into this area.
The department has a dedicated psychologist working solely in the field of cancer care and palliative care. The department offers a service not only to patients within the hospital but also their families. The department also trains Clinical Psychologists from the Universities of Southampton, Bristol and Surrey. We are also happy to provide teaching sessions on the psychological aspects of various illnesses and injuries and we continually undertake research and audit work.