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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long does a psychological assessment take?

  • How much does it cost?

  • What are common referral questions?

  • How is an adult assessment different than a child assessment?

  • What types of functioning are tested?

  • What is a therapeutic assessment?

  • Who gets to see the report?

  • How are psychological assessments used?

  • What if I don't want a report?

  • How can schools use the report?

Time
  • How long does a psychological assessment take?

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

  • How much does it cost?

    • The cost of a psychological assessment is dependent upon the length of time it takes to complete all aspects of the assessment, as identified above. I charge per hour and a retainer fee is collected following the first session . An estimation of the time it will take to complete the assessment will be provided following further discussion of the referral question. I am conscious of your time and resources and do my best to stay within that estimation. However, there are times that testing results or additional needs may arise throughout the assessment process that can require additional time. This will be discussed as the need arises. 

Cost
  • What are common referral questions?

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, report writing, and feedback. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

Referral Qs
  • How is an adult assessment different than a child assessment?

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

Adult vs. Child
  • What types of functioning are tested?

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

Functioning Tested
  • What is a therapeutic assessment?

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

Therapeutic Assessment
  • Who gets to see the report? 

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

Who sees it
  • How are psychological assessments used?

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

Use
  • How can schools use the report? 

    • The time it takes to complete a psychological assessment  depends greatly on the breadth of the assessment needed to answer the referral question. Therefore, the time it takes to complete an assessment varies greatly. An average assessment can take between 10-30 hours. ​Every assessment includes a clinical interview, administration of testing materials, scoring, report writing, and feedback. Collateral communication may also be needed. Following administration of testing materials, a report can take between 4-6 weeks to be written prior to feedback. 

School use of report
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