Psychological assessments are a frequent request of Psychological Services at the Interprofessional Center. Assessments are requested from both external referral sources and internally from the IPC's Legal Services Clinic.
When making a referral to the IPC, careful consideration is given to the pertinent question(s) the referral source is seeking to answer. A psychological assessment may often involve the administration of a number of assessment instruments chosen specifically to respond to the reason for the referral. Psychological Services at the IPC has a range of assessment it can provide. Examples include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Court-ordered mental health evaluations to complete probation requirements
- Comprehensive psychological assessment to determine best treatment options
- Vocational/career assessment for use by individuals in making occupational choices
- An initial screen assessment to determine further specialized assessment needed; appropriate referrals are suggested in the assessment report
In general, a psychological or psycho-educational evaluation takes approximately four to six weeks to complete. It includes a clinical interview, administration of assessment tools, and completion of a comprehensive interpretive report of the results.