Referral and Consultation Service

Debra Zatz, LICSW, MS, Chair
Temporary Committee Members: Andrew Carroll, PsyD, Terri Judge, PhD, Karol Kullberg, ACSW, LCSW-C, Bob Gerlits, MSW, Ira Dosovitz, MD, Fred Pisoni, PsyD

     The Referral and Consultation Service formerly “the clinic”, has been in transition for the past nine months but remains a vibrant and active program of the WBCP.  The RCS offers members of the wider community a way to potentially access treatment by calling the number found on our website. Members of the community frequently refer people to us who are looking for treatment and we were mostly able to find treatment options for a them. There are a range of needs – therapy, analysis, often at a reduced fee. 

     Previously, candidates were required to treat one reduced fee patient in analysis through the RCS. In the Fall of 2023 the Institute Council determined that this requirement and subsequently the requirement for candidates to take turns answering the calls that came in through the RCS Phone Line would no longer be a mandatory part of training. 

     Because the RCS is a highly valued and historic part of our Center, members have stepped forward to staff and run the RCS as a program separate from training.  Many of us see the value in offering the community a way to obtain treatment – at whatever fee can be afforded, sometimes a regular fee. We are working to reform this committee, still named the Referral and Consultation Service. We have been answering the calls ourselves – with the help of some volunteers, candidates, students and graduated members, and are thankful for them.  I believe many of you have seen our messages on the list serve as we look to place people in treatment within our membership.  

We would be happy for any contributions from you – whether in the form of thoughts, ideas, taking call, etc.  Please let us know what you think!

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