Skip to main content

Focussed Psychological Strategies

GPs who have undertaken extended mental health skills training and who are registered with Medicare can provide Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) and advanced care to patients who need it.

GPs trained in FPS can provide evidence-based psychological interventions directly to their own patients. This is particularly important for GPs who work in rural and remote areas, where access to psychologists and psychiatrists can be limited. Other GPs can refer to FPS-trained GPs for psychological services through a GPMHTP. These FPS-trained GPs can offer the same services as those provided by allied mental health professionals.

For further information on training and registering as a GP provider of FPS, refer to the discussion under ‘GP education and training’ or go to the GPMHSC website.


Working with the Stepped Care Model