How to ensure you are getting an excellent assessment
Many times people wonder why psychological testing requires such a commitment of time and financial resources. In order to ensure appropriate diagnosis and generate a useful treatment plan several steps are required. Many of these steps are minimized or skipped when clinicians are forced to work under the constraints of managed care. Though doing so saves money for the company and family initially, it often results in inadequate treatment. As a result, problems continue for longer and, eventually, more time and money are wasted on extended treatment. The family also experiences greater stress as the result of failed interventions. A thorough evaluation documents the diagnoses and provides a roadmap for treatment.
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about educational and psychological testing and the MindWell approach to testing.
Are assessments covered by medical insurance?
MindWell assessments are very thorough – do they take longer to complete?
Why does testing have a reputation for being expensive?
How should I prepare my child for an assessment?
Should my child take his/her medication on the morning of the assessment?
What should I tell my child about the assessment?
Should I bring anything to the assessment?
Can I observe my child’s assessment?
At other clinics they use students or techs to do the testing. Who does the testing at Mindwell?
When is the right time for a child to begin therapy?
What are your therapists' qualifications?
What do you do with children in therapy?
What can an adult expect from therapy?
How will psychotherapy benefit our family?