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Psychological Assessment

Our team of experienced BC psychologists and counselors is dedicated to helping individuals gain a deeper understanding of their mental well-being and providing comprehensive evaluations to address a range of psychological concerns.

Psychological assessments serve a crucial purpose in identifying the root causes of an individual's presenting issues. These assessments play a significant role in guiding the development of an effective course of action, including accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans.
 

The benefits of assessments extend beyond immediate needs, providing individuals with a valuable blueprint for navigating their lives. By referring to a meticulously prepared report, individuals gain insight into the potential origins of their stress, trauma, or psychological challenges.

 

Furthermore, our assessments offer a framework for understanding and addressing various neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, learning disorders like dyslexia and dyscalculia, different levels of intellectual disabilities, and cognitive giftedness.

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PROCESS

The assessment process typically spans two half-days, and many individuals prefer to conduct the interview portion through video conferencing for convenience and flexibility.

Following the assessment, a comprehensive feedback session is scheduled to discuss the details and findings with the individual or their relevant parties.

The evaluations encompass a range of methods, including record reviews, clinical interviews, input from parents, siblings, peers, and teachers, rating scales, observations, and standardized tests. By utilizing these various tools, a thorough understanding of the individual's situation is obtained.

Based on the comprehensive findings and professional recommendations, a detailed report is meticulously compiled by our psychologists, providing a comprehensive overview of the assessment results.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Previous reports prepared by professionals

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

  • Report cards

  • Medication lists

AVAILABILITY

To ensure the thoroughness and quality of our assessments, we carefully manage our schedule, allowing for one assessment per week. We understand the importance of timely evaluations and are committed to providing immediate support in regard to timeline, scheduling, and accommodating you in our calendar.

As the demand for assessments may vary throughout the year, we encourage you to inquire about current wait times. Our practice prioritizes assessments, and we make every effort to accommodate every individual promptly.

 

Rest assured, we will work closely with you to find a suitable appointment that fits your needs and availability.

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TYPES OF ASSESSMENT

MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS

A mental health assessment is a fundamental evaluation that offers valuable insights for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, regardless of the severity of their condition.

Through a comprehensive evaluation conducted by our BC psychologists, the resulting report will provide clarity on mental health symptoms and any previous diagnoses. This detailed assessment helps individuals gain a better understanding of their mental well-being.

In today's complex and fast-paced world, we face numerous challenges. By gaining insight into our mental health, we become better equipped to navigate the ups and downs of life. Consequently, having access to a comprehensive mental health assessment report becomes an invaluable tool that enhances our everyday experiences and equips us to face life's challenges more effectively.

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

Psychoeducational assessments provide a comprehensive evaluation that encompasses a wide range of disorders, focusing on both intellectual disabilities and learning disorders, as well as cognitive giftedness.

Within the realm of learning disabilities, these assessments address the intricate relationship between intelligence and academic achievement. Specific examples of learning disorders include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, which can significantly impact an individual's learning and educational progress.

Moreover, psychoeducational assessments also evaluate intellectual functioning to identify various levels of intellectual disabilities and assess cognitive giftedness. By examining an individual's cognitive abilities, we gain a deeper understanding of their intellectual strengths and weaknesses, enabling us to develop tailored interventions and educational strategies.

These assessments play a crucial role in providing individuals with a comprehensive profile of their cognitive abilities, which in turn informs effective interventions and supports for optimal learning and personal development.

ADHD ASSESSMENTS

ADHD, a neurodevelopmental disorder, requires a careful and comprehensive assessment process to accurately and responsibly determine its presence. This involves clinical interviews, standardized questionnaires, and evaluating executive functioning. 

Clinical interviews gather detailed information about medical history and symptoms, fostering an open and supportive environment. Standardized questionnaires provide structured assessments, comparing symptoms to established norms. Evaluating executive functioning helps understand the impact on daily life. 

By combining these methods, healthcare professionals can confidently diagnose ADHD and develop appropriate treatment plans. This responsible and accurate approach respects the unique needs of individuals seeking help.

INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS

Integrated assessments combine various assessment approaches mentioned earlier. Before determining the extent of the final assessment, it is important to explore this type of assessment based on the individual's clinical presentation and specific needs and questions.

The level of detail and comprehensiveness in an integrated assessment can be tailored by our team of psychologists to meet the requirements of both the client and the assessor. It is crucial to compile this type of report in collaboration, ensuring that all parties are involved in the process.

INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATIONS

Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), also referred to as Psycho-legal Assessments in the field of psychology, are a vital aspect of our practice.

Our BC psychologists approach IMEs with the utmost dedication, aiming to provide comprehensive and unbiased reports that highlight all relevant aspects of each case. Our commitment to efficiency ensures that these evaluations are completed promptly without compromising the quality of our work.

We prioritize the importance of IMEs and value the opportunity to engage with you in this regard.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) ASSESSMENT

If you are seeking comprehensive information about ASD assessment, we invite you to click the button below for more information.

Are you seeking professional psychological assessment services in Vancouver or other BC areas? Look no further than MyPsychology BC. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering comprehensive psychological assessments.

We warmly welcome you to reach out to our team of BC psychologists if you have any inquiries or would like to schedule an appointment.

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