Which evaluation will answer your questions?
It is important that the correct evaluation is conducted to answer the question; therefore, we spend time with the caseworker to understand the situation prior to settling on which evaluation type of evaluation is best in the circumstance.
|Basic Diagnostic Psychological||
||Determine basic psychological/emotional functioning and primary diagnosis (where appropriate)|
||Determine each parent’s parenting abilities and potential as well as evaluating relationship between parent and child. Determine custodial placement issues consistent with the Best Interest of the Minor Child|
||Determine ability to live independently and make appropriate decisions regarding legal, medical, contractual judgments. Assess need for appointment of guardian|
||Determine ability to control anger and potential for violence|
||Determine alcohol/drug use issues that impact on the referral question and recommend level of substance abuse treatment necessary|
||Determine of child has suffered “mental injury” and the degree of mental injury consistent with statutory definitions|
||Basic Diagnostic Psychological
Additional tests as needed