We all need a helping hand from time to time, to get the most out of life.
Psychological assessments in private practice are essential for understanding individuals’ mental health. These evaluations involve tests, interviews, and questionnaires to diagnose conditions, assess cognitive abilities, and evaluate emotional well-being. Assessments also help identify personality traits and are crucial in forensic settings. Psychologists ensure confidentiality and adhere to ethical guidelines throughout the process. These assessments provide valuable insights that inform tailored interventions and support for individuals, promoting better mental well-being and improved quality of life.
Psychologists don’t prescribe medication.
All our practitioners are available for Adult therapy consultation.
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What assessments do we make?
Our Clinical Psychologists are highly experienced in conducting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments, for both children and adults.
An ADHD assessment is a multi-step process using a wide range of information and involving clinical examination, interview, behavioural observation, and completion of rating scale. A detailed report will be provided clearly explaining any symptoms, their impacts, evaluation methods and results, parent/family member interview information, strategies for management of ADHD and explanation of available treatment options.
Adults with ADHD often describe lifelong struggles with disorganisation, feeling restless or fidgeting, time management/ deadlines, emotional regulation or sensitivity, impulsivity, feeling different to others, paying attention in conversations, forgetfulness, feeling easily frustrated, and poor sleep.
Assessments can be done by telehealth or in person at our Joondalup Psychology Clinic.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for an ADHD assessment. However, if you do have a written referral from your GP or psychiatrist, please forward it to our reception team.
You may be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer for ADHD assessment sessions. Please contact your private health fund to clarify your eligibility.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism expresses differently in every individual, that’s why it’s described as a spectrum. Autism is a condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, interacts with others, and experiences their environment. It is a lifelong disability that starts when a person is born and stays with them into old age.
An autism assessment helps determine if an individual meets the criteria for autism and provides information about their presentation and support needs.
An autism assessment with an adult generally takes place over a 3-week period, and includes:
Completion of Questionnaires
The first step in the assessment process is the completion of several online questionnaires at home.
It is often helpful if a significant other, family member or friend who knows you well can complete one of the questionnaires. However, this is not essential, and we realise it is not always possible.
The assessment session can be held at our office in Joondalup Psychology Clinic or by video call, and includes clinical interview to review developmental, psychosocial, and medical history, address the DSM-V-TR criteria for autism spectrum disorder, and identify personal strengths and sensory preferences and assessment of adaptive skills.
Formal testing of cognitive skills can be completed if required or requested, although it is generally not needed. Please note, cognitive testing will incur an additional fee.
You are welcome to bring a significant other or a support person to any or all autism assessment sessions.
Our affirming and comprehensive written report outlines the results of your assessment and provides recommendations regarding supports and resources.
The report can be used to support applications for NDIS funding; however, our assessment and report alone may not be sufficient to access NDIS funding.
During this session, we will discuss your assessment results, offer suggestions regarding supports and resources that may be helpful, and provide a copy of your comprehensive written report. This session can be undertaken at our office in Joondalup Psychology Clinic, by video call, or via phone.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for an adult autism assessment. A referral is only required if you are aged under 25 and intend to claim a Medicare rebate for part of the assessment fee.
If you have a written referral from your GP Paediatrician or Psychiatrist, please forward it to our reception team.
Medicare may cover part of the fees under Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders and eligible disabilities.
You may be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer for autism assessment sessions. Please contact your private health fund to clarify your eligibility.
The Gifted Assessment for children is a comprehensive assessment that will give you valuable insight into your child’s intellectual strengths, their performance, or the capacity to perform, at advanced levels when compared to their peers of the same chronological age. This assessment is suitable for children aged 6 to 16 years and assesses areas in which they are excelling academically.
The assessment includes:
- A parent-only interview and review of your child’s developmental and educational history.
- A standardised test of your child’s cognitive skills (intelligence), academic skills and learning.
- Comprehensive feedback session to discuss the results of the assessment.
- Detailed report of the findings of the assessment.
Assessments are done in person at our Joondalup Psychology Clinic.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for a Gifted Assessment. However, if you do have a written referral from your GP or paediatrician, please forward it to our reception team.
You may be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer. Please contact your private health fund to clarify your eligibility.
A Neuropsychological assessment involves assessing people with brain disorders that affect memory, learning, attention, language, reading, problem-solving and decision-making.
A neuropsychological assessment usually involves an initial interview, where your medical history and other background information is obtained. Following this, you will be given several tests that examine various areas of thinking (e.g., memory, problem solving, attention), emotions, and everyday behaviour.
The assessment is followed up with a report summarising the overall findings and including recommendations for further support and/or information on potential compensatory strategies.
You need a doctor’s referral for a Neuropsychological Assessment. Please forward your GP’s referral to our reception team.