Evaluation

3-5 Day Evaluation

The evaluation process includes a forensic quality psychiatric and addiction medicine evaluation in order to determine the etiology of the difficulties the professional is experiencing and to allow for an appropriate referral to treatment, if necessary.

The professional will undergo:

  • drug testing (urine, blood, and hair)
  • physical exam with laboratory testing
  • extensive psychological testing

The psychological testing includes but is not limited to:

  • MMPI-2, MCMI-III, PAI (Personality Assessment Inventory)
  • Rorschach, TAT (Thematic Apperception Test)
  • STAXI-2 (State Trait Anger Expression Inventory)
  • Braugh Relationship Index (BRI)
  • STAI (State Trait Anxiety Inventory)
  • Conners’ Continuous Performance Test-ll
  • WAIS-lV (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition)
  • Schwartz Outcome Scale-10
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey (MBI-HSS)
  • Boundary Violation Index
  • DERS (Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale)

Neuropsychological testing includes a general assessment of intellectual ability using the WAIS-lV as well as evaluation of specific cognitive domains including attention, concentration, learning, memory and executive functioning.

The battery consists of:

  • California Verbal Learning Test-Second Edition
  • COWAT and Animal Naming
  • Boston Naming Test
  • Trail Making A&B
  • Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure
  • Stroop Test
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting Grooved Pegboard Test.

Extensive collateral information will be examined with a polygraph used as needed to determine the veracity of self-report.

The length of the evaluation is 3-5 days, depending on the complexity of the presenting problems. The professional will be provided discounted rate options at local hotels for the duration of their stay. At the end of the evaluation, an extensive, integrated team report with diagnosis and recommendations will be provided to the referral source.