Assessment involves gathering information about the problem. A good assessment aims to makes sense of the problem and tells us what next steps are likely to be most helpful.
Assessment for therapy...
This takes place in the first couple of appointments and involves talking about the problem and the psychologist asking questions. Building a good understanding of the problem means that we know how to tailor the therapy (type, frequency and duration) to best meet your needs.
In-depth assessment packages...
Sometimes it is helpful to carry out in-depth assessments which aim to provide a shared understanding of the problem and to generate helpful recommendations and strategies to put in place. The assessment can involve visiting a young person in school, talking with teachers, completing questionnaires and cognitive testing.