Title: Psychological psychotherapists working in mental health in Switzerland
Authors : von Wyl, Agnes
et. al : No
Conference details: 15th European Congress of Psychology, ECP, Amsterdam, 11-14 July 2017
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry
Abstract: Until today, psychological psychotherapists in Switzerland are not permitted to work self-employed if the costs are paid by a health insurance provider. In fact, they have to work as employees of psychiatrists. We call it the delegation system. With the help of the Swiss Psychological Federation, psychological psychotherapists are trying to change this system to a so-called referral system. It means that a physician can make a referral to a psychological psychotherapist who then will be personally responsible for the patient. Because in Switzerland (as in many other countries) there are too few psychiatrists, there is an urge to change the system. Compared to a couple of years ago, psychologists have more responsibilities in psychiatric and psychosomatic clinics today. However, it is not structurally implemented; this depends on the chief physician of the clinic. It would be desirable if that could change.
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Conference other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17749
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