While most mental health disorders are likely diagnosed merely with a brief clinical interview, more comprehensive diagnostic evaluations that include one or more objective psychological tests are generally the best means of more accurate assessment. Most evaluations are completed in one session, with a feedback session within two weeks to review the results and specific recommendations regarding the best treatment approaches.
When concerns arise regarding parenting issues and child safety, rely upon objective evidence rather than instincts and personal opinions. Parenting evaluations provide a range of psychological testing that generally includes measures to assess both potential clinical concerns that may or may not impact parenting ability as well as specific measures addressing parenting and a thorough interview based upon best practices in parenting evaluation. Results include specific answers to questions of parenting as well as specific recommendations.
Local and international adoption can be a time of great joy and challenges. Particularly with international adoption, agencies often require parenting evaluations geared toward identifying any potential issues as well as reasonable preparations for adopting a child and the risks associated with adopting from a foreign nation.. Our adoption evaluations include individual parent interview, a couples interview,, and one or more psychological tests appropriate for the proposed adoption and the parents themselves. Prospective parents can expect a report formatted to cover the unique requirements of the particular adoption agency needs.
Our office provides police fitness-for-duty evaluations that incorporate the most current, applicable measures in light of available research and guidance from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Unlike most police psychologists, our assessment psychologist has an additional degree in Criminal Justice, prior training as an arson investigator, tactical experience as a former Army special operations soldier, and experience providing CIT training to officers regarding psychological disorders that aid significantly in understanding police culture and the various demands that impact law enforcement officers. Results will identify whether or not the officer is recommended for unrestricted duty.
When issues raise concern about whether or not a student poses a serious risk of harm to other students or faculty on a school or college campus, swift and accurate evaluation is vital. Assessment psychologists at our office have extensive training and experience in targeted threat assessment for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, and collegiate settings, including assisting areas colleges in establishing threat assessment guidelines. These high-risk and complex evaluations require specific knowledge and correct application of threat assessment literature in order to provide the most accurate results and best recommendations.