The length of an assessment depends on a number of factors: the complexity of the issues involved, the number of tests used, the length of the psychosocial history, and number of records and documents to be reviewed to name a few. Each assessment includes a review of records, a comprehensive history, mental status examination, a battery of tests and written report. Upon completion the findings of the evaluation will be reviewed with you and can be provided to qualified mental health professionals with your consent. In court related matters, if needed, court testimony will be provided upon request.
Many individuals request assessments for court proceeding such as custody hearings, criminal, juvenile or civil cases, and court ordered assessments. Others seek to gain insight into their own or a loved ones personality functioning, as a help in determining a diagnosis, as guidance in making decisions about a proper course of treatment and the prognosis of that treatment. Additionally, assessments are used in determining suitability for medical procedures (i.e., bariatric procedures, pre-kidney transplant assessments), and still others seek to obtain a better understanding of achievement and intellectual strengths and weaknesses.