Effective treatment begins with a thorough understanding of the problem. The initial evaluation can consist of taking the clinical history, reviewing records, consulting other professionals, and administering questionnaires or other psychological tests to identify the issues and establish a baseline. We'll review this information with you so that we can collaborate on developing a treatment plan.
Psychologists have extensive post-graduate training and experience, and are legally empowered to diagnose your impairment.
When your child is struggling in school, you need a careful, thorough, and professional assessment and diagnosis. A typical psychoeducational assessment consists of:
We use an integrative approach to psychological treatment. This model incorporates each client’s unique characteristics and preferences, our clinical expertise and our experience, as well as the best available evidence from scientific research (American Psychological Association, 2005).
Depending on each client’s needs and preferences, this integrative approach may include cognitive-behavioural therapy, positive psychology, client-centred therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy skills, schema therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic/attachment-focused therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming), narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy approaches. We also use cutting-edge technologies such as neurofeedback and cranial electrotherapy stimulation.
Independent Psychological Evaluations
Lawyers, insurers, and employers often seek independent evaluations to aid in ensuring access to benefits, verifying claims, or determining whether a person is right for a given job. As independent evaluators, we remain strictly objective: Regardless of who's paying us, our client is the truth. We bring our extensive experience with clinical work to our evaluations, and we strive to be balanced, fair, and evidence-based in our conclusions.
While our workloads prevent us from conducting many IMEs at this time ourselves, we do recommend the services of REMARK-MED for assessments in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatric, and occupational therapy. Dr Douglas worked with them for many years, and knows them to be ethical, skilled, and committed to objectivity.
When psychologists provide supervision, they retain full legal and ethical responsibility for the management of the case.
Supervision offers a number of advantages:
We have developed a guide for communicating with insurers about supervision.