A good assessment is the starting point of any psychological treatment, but sometimes our clients need more formal and specialized assessment. At Southport Psychology, we have extensive experience in psychological assessment, including the assessment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders and personality disorders. We also provide assessment of learning disorders, developmental disability and ADHD, all with a view to identifying the necessary accommodations that would have to be made to help clients achieve their fullest potential at work or school. Other common referrals involve determining a person’s capacity to return to work after a period away from their job (or how best to achieve a meaningful return to work), evaluating cognitive/memory capacities, and assessing vocational aptitudes.
Each of our assessments is individually tailored to the specific needs of the client and incorporates a thorough clinical interview, a review of previous reports, standardized assessment measures, and collateral interviews with family members (if desired/needed). Clients receive a comprehensive report at the end of the testing process and direct feedback from the psychologist. Recommendations about any necessary accommodations for employers/educators are included in the report. Our reports are thorough, accurate, and understandable, and are aimed at optimizing the potential of the individual being assessed.
We accept referrals for assessment directly from the public, but also commonly receive requests for assessments from other professionals (e.g., other therapists, family physicians, the military, insurance companies, and members of the legal system) for the purposes of clarifying a diagnosis or to assist in making treatment or rehabilitation recommendations.
If you are considering a referral for an assessment for yourself or someone else, please give us a call – we would be happy to discuss your assessment needs with you, and to provide you with an estimate regarding the time and cost of the assessment.
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