A comprehensive psychological evaluation begins with a structured clinical interview, and then includes any number of psychological tests depending on the nature of the questions posed about or by the client.
Testing generally takes several hours to complete and usually requires separate appointments. Psychological tests can include assessments of personality profile, tests of emotional well-being, intellectual (or IQ) tests, tests of academic achievement, tests for possible neurological issues, and tests for specific psychological disturbances and their severity. The evaluation may also include interviews with significant others (such as parents, spouses, or teachers), as well as a review of past records and relevant documents.
Finally, a formal integrated written report of findings is provided along with recommendations based on those findings; presented in a personal, interactive feedback meeting.
The entire process typically involves 8-12 hours and our clinical and administrative staff make every effort to obtain insurance authorization coverage for as many of those hours as possible and will work out flexible payment options for any assessment time uncovered by individual insurance plans. Our office staff will suppportively assist our clients with the entire process from intake to the feedback session and provide all necessary help to navigate insurance benefits, obtain appropriate authorizations and offer guidance with follow up services that result from any evaluation recommendations.