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Psychological Evaluations

Psychological evaluations are used to determine how you think, feel, behave, and learn. Testing looks at specific symptoms you may be experiencing in order to determine if you are suffering from specific psychological disorders. The testing process enhances your doctor’s ability to develop a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

Evaluation Process: 

  • Initial Clinical Interview:  The first testing session consists of collecting a detailed psychosocial history which includes information about your medical, behavioral, social, emotional, academic, occupational, family and psychological background. Following this session, you will be asked to make another appointment for the formal test administration.
  • Psychological Testing: There are several tests, and some of them are brief; however, others may take an hour or two hours to complete. The entire battery may take from 2 hours to 8 hours. There will be breaks in the testing process if necessary. Additional testing appointments might be recommended. 
  • Feedback / Follow-up: In this session, the doctor will talk with you about your results. Here, you might receive a diagnosis, as well as recommendations for treatment. This plan will be designed specifically for you and may involve strategies for therapy, school settings, and other ideas that will be helpful for you and the people close to you.
  • Examples of Types of Evaluations Offered:
    • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Behavioral Disorders ( Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder)
    • School Readiness Evaluations
    • Giftedness Testing
    • Intellectual Disability Testing
    • Learning Disorders (Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Oral Expression)
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders Evaluations (Autistic Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder)
    • Personality Evaluations 
    • Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.)
    • Mood Disorders ( Depression and Bipolar Disorders) 
    • Psychotic Disorders (Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia) 
    • Cognitive Functioning / Memory Evaluations ( Dementia Screenings, Alzheimer’s) 
    • Relationship Problems (Marital / Parent Child Relational) 
    • Pre-surgical Evaluations 
    • Chemical Dependency Evaluations