Assessments
and Evaluations

About Assessments and Evaluations

  • Diagnostic Assessment (Ages 5- Adult)

    • A diagnostic assessment (DA) is a written report that documents the clinical and functional face-to-face evaluation of a recipient's mental health. This is completed annually/ and or at the opening of services to get an understanding of the treatment needs of an individual.

  • Psychosexual Evaluation (Child-Adult)

    • A psychosexual evaluation focuses on an individual’s sexual development, sexual history, paraphilic interests, sexual adjustment and recidivism risk level. The evaluation typically includes a full social and family history, employment/school history, case formulation, psychological testing, and specific treatment recommendations. A critical component of the psychosexual evaluation is the detailed and thorough sexual history, which includes the exploration of sexual development, attitudes, fantasies, and adjustment. To enhance the reliability, comprehensiveness, and usefulness of psychosexual evaluations, multiple sources of data must be taken into account. Important sources of information include relevant documentation, interviews with the adult or juvenile sex offender, collateral communication with the referring party and both general and sex offense–specific assessment instruments.

  • Psychological Evaluations

    • Psychological evaluation is defined as a way of assessing an individual's behavior, personality, cognitive abilities, and several other domains. The purpose behind many modern psychological evaluations is to try to pinpoint what is happening in someone's psychological life that may be inhibiting their ability to behave or feel in more appropriate or constructive ways; it is the mental equivalent of physical examination. Other psychological evaluations seek to better understand the individual’s unique characteristics or personality to predict things like workplace performance or customer relationship management.

  • Anger/ Violence Evaluation

    • The use for an anger management evaluation can include situations when there has been a domestic dispute, domestic violence (DV) charge, disorderly conduct charge, an altercation at work, anger displayed in traffic, or similar circumstances. Our anger management evaluation seeks to help get an accurate picture of your current level of anger control. While many individuals do not have an established problem with anger, for those that do, we provide recommendations to help improve your ability to manage stress, frustration, and expression of anger.

  • Parenting Assessments

    • A Parenting Assessment is a tool that is used to examine the strengths and areas of growth in the family.  The assessment examines the quality of the parent child relationship, the parent’s ability to effectively meet the child’s needs, the parent responses to challenges and the overall family functioning.  The goals of the assessment are set by the referring worker, family and clinician at the time of intake as the goals can vary based on need. 

    • Through the process clinicians are generating a report outlining their observations including both the strengths and areas of growth identified.  Clinicians will give the family and referral source as report including recommendations for services, ideas on addressing the areas of growth, express concerns that were observed and address the goals of the assessment directly.