A Psychological Assessment is a valuable process in which a clinician is able to gain important information regarding an individual’s overall functioning, enabling clinicians to better understand and identify the nature of the presenting issues brought forth. An Assessment is an active process, enabling the clinician to evaluate at once the symptoms being presented with the aim of reaching a diagnosis, while also evaluating the patient’s affective and emotional functioning, his personality, cognitive status and level of functioning, in an effort to establish a comprehensive treatment plan.
The duration of a Psychological Assessment varies based on certain factors, and can involve the administering of standardized tests. Information is primarily gathered in session through discussion with the patient, although information can also be gathered through external sources with the patient’s explicit consent (i.e. family members, treating health professionals, etc.).
Madeleine offers bilingual Psychological Assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults.
The Clinicians at Madeleine are also experienced in providing rehabilitation care to patients under disability, either from a workplace related injury or motor vehicle accident.
Madeleine offers Psychological Assessment services provided by a trained professional according to the norms set forth by the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Conditions (DSM-V). This enables clinicians to offer a diagnosis related to the following conditions :
- Mood disorders
- Anxious disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Trauma and related disorders
- Relational disorders
- Behavioural disorders
- Personality disorders
- Psychosomatic disorders
- Substance abuse and related disorders
Each patient undergoes a comprehensive Psychological Assessment, with the possibility of obtaining a mental health diagnosis. This diagnosis, and the understanding of the symptoms therein, allows the clinician to provide specific recommendations regarding Psychotherapy treatment, and other services if pertinent. Upon completion, the results of the Psychological Assessment are synthesized within a report, which can be shared with other professionals involved in the file (with the patient’s consent).