Which evaluation will answer your questions?

It is important that the correct evaluation is conducted to answer the question; therefore, we spend time with the caseworker to understand the situation prior to settling on which evaluation type of evaluation is best in the circumstance.

Evaluation Components Purpose
Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • Clinical Interview
  • Personality Assessment Inventory®
  • Rorschach®
Determine basic psychological/emotional functioning and primary diagnosis (where appropriate)
Custody
  • Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • Parent Skills Inventory
  • Home Visit
  • Child Interview/testing
  • Record Review
Determine each parent’s parenting abilities and potential as well as evaluating relationship between parent and child. Determine custodial placement issues consistent with the Best Interest of the Minor Child
Competency/Guardianship
/Independent Living
  • Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • IQ Testing
  • Texas Functional Living Scale
  • Dementia Rating Scales
  • Record Review
Determine ability to live independently and make appropriate decisions regarding legal, medical, contractual judgments. Assess need for appointment of guardian
Anger Management
  • Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • STAXI
Determine ability to control anger and potential for violence
Substance Abuse
  • Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • MAQ
  • SASSI-4
  • Drug Screen
Determine alcohol/drug use issues that impact on the referral question and recommend level of substance abuse treatment necessary
Mental Injury
  • Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • House-Tree-Person
Determine of child has suffered “mental injury” and the degree of mental injury consistent with statutory definitions
Customized Evaluations
  • Basic Diagnostic Psychological
  • Additional tests as needed
Basic Diagnostic Psychological
Additional tests as needed