Common Referral Questions:
- Why does my child display such significant behavior problems at home and/or school?
- Does my child have ADHD? Is my child gifted?
- How do I know the right educational placement for my child?
- Why is it so difficult for me to concentrate in order to complete tasks at work?
- Why does it seem so much more difficult for me to deal with my moods?
- Is this the right time for our family to adopt a child?
Our psychological assessment services evaluate behavioral, social, emotional, and personality problems in children, adolescents, and adults.
What is psychological assessment?
When you or your child is experiencing challenges in learning, your career or relationships, sometimes it is difficult to find out why. Our psychological evaluators work individually with each family to better understand your cognitive, relational, emotional, and personality strengths and weaknesses. This may include giving you or your child a set of psychological tests, interviewing you about your difficulties and asking you to complete some questionnaires.
Our goal is to help each client better understand how their brain, emotions and physical reactions are influencing their ability to perform optimally. We provide all clients with personalized recommendations that will help you know what services or educational placements will best meet your needs.
I think I need a psychological assessment, what's next?
If you are interested in a psychological evaluation, please contact our psychological assessment team (email@example.com) who can work with you to determine whether psychological assessment at our Center is right for you.
If you are interested in a pre-adoption psychological evaluation, first gather information from the adoption agency regarding their requirements. We would be happy to work with you to individualize an assessment to meet your family’s needs.
What can I expect from a psychological evaluation at CCCOC?
- After scheduling an evaluation with our intake staff, you will receive an introductory packet with some forms and questionnaires
- Your initial testing appointment will last approximately 2-6 hours depending on the nature of your referral question
- At the beginning of your appointment you will talk with the evaluator about the nature of your concerns
- You may also be asked to complete questionnaire forms or a variety of tasks to determine your abilities in different areas
- The examiner may request your permission to contact previous mental health providers, family members or teachers. If applicable, you will be asked to sign a release of information authorization in order for our team to contact any outside sources.
- After these appointments, the examiner will analyze and interpret the information gained from the evaluation. The evaluator will write a comprehensive report for you, your family, school and/or agency.
- You will be scheduled for a feedback appointment during which the evaluator will discuss the findings with you, answer any questions you have and provide you with your report.
How much does a psychological evaluation at CCCOC cost?
Many insurance companies pay a portion of the cost for psychological assessment. So it is important to call your insurance company to discuss your benefits. Our administrative staff would be happy to answer your questions about this process.
The out-of-pocket hourly fee for psychological assessment services is $200. If you do not have insurance, our Client Access Program is available to ensure that affordability is not a barrier to receiving mental health services. A determination of the fee for psychological assessment services through the CAP is based on individual financial circumstances. Please contact our main office for a CAP application (312-573-8860 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
At this time, CAP is not available to assist with the cost of pre-adoption psychological evaluations.