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Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. Psychologists can help to understand how people's thinking relates to their behaviour and to the situation around them. CSNSW employs psychologists and senior psychologists across different areas of custody and community corrections. They assist in providing:
It is important to distinguish psychiatrists, who are medical doctors, from psychologists, who are not medical doctors, particularly in CSNSW. Psychiatric services for people who have serious mental health impairments are provided in CSNSW by Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network , which is a part of NSW Health not of Corrective Services. Psychologists in CSNSW work in partnership with Justice Health to manage people with mental health impairments and other health-related issues, however Justice Health is the primary agency for health care for people in custody.