Clinical assessment involves the exploration and clarification of problems. It leads a psychological formulation (theoretically-based explanation) of difficulties, which guides an tailored plan for targeted therapy sessions.
This appointment will involve exploring and clarifying the present problems, and taking a history.
The structure of the session will depend on the age of your child and the nature of their difficulties.
Generally I will first meet with your child and you together (unless your child is 16+), then see your child alone. If your child is quite young (under age 10), I may meet with you as parent/s alone for the initial appointment.
Confidentiality and its limits will be discussed during this appointment.
A comprehensive assessment is essential for informing effective therapy. Generally two assessment appointments are required to enable a thorough assessment, time for feedback and discussion of the plan for therapy. Typically these appointments will be a week apart however it may be possible to schedule a double-session if preferred. (For milder issues, one session may be sufficient).
Booking your assessment
Once you have scheduled your FREE initial phone consultation, I will send you the link to the online booking system so you can book an assessment appointment for a date and time convenient for you.