REFERRAL By N., Sam M.S. - 28 Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject being referred. REFERRAL: "The psychiatrist gave the patient a referral to a mental health facility." Related Psychology Terms LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REFERRAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/referral/ (accessed January 25, 2022).