What is the Purpose of a Psychological Evaluation?
A comprehensive assessment by a trained professional is a crucial first step in understanding and addressing the difficulties which an individual is experiencing. At Manning Psychological Services the purpose of our evaluations is not simply to assign a diagnostic label to you or your child. Rather, our assessments are seen as means for developing a deeper understanding of why someone is behaving and feeling the way they are, so that appropriate treatments can be structured and implemented.
What Treatments or Interventions Might Be Recommended Following An Evaluation?
Every individual who participates in an evaluation at Manning Psychological Services will ultimately receive a unique service plan, based on their own specific assessment results. Some of the more frequently recommended treatment strategies include:
What is involved in a Psychological Evaluation?
Psychological evaluations are conducted in a one-to-one setting with Dr. Manning, and are generally completed in three testing sessions. The first step in any evaluation is meeting with the individual or parent to develop an understanding of the current concern, as well as a clear goal for having an assessment conducted. Following an appropriate number of testing sessions, the evaluation is concluded with a discussion of the assessment findings and recommendations.
Will I Receive a Written Report?
Yes. All evaluations at Manning Psychological Services include a detailed written report. This document will describe the assessment results, make a diagnosis (when appropriate), and provide thoughtful and realistic treatment recommendations and strategies. Our written evaluations can be helpful not only to you, but to other educational and medical professionals who are working with yourself or your child.