Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation services are part of our Integrative Mental Halth program and are provided at our Outpatient Clinic in Lebanon, New Hampshire

What is it?

A Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation is an assessment of a person’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning conducted by a clinical psychologist. These evaluations are used to make mental health diagnoses as well as identify underlying causes. Psychological evaluations consist of a variety of measures tailored to address an individual’s presenting symptoms. Methods may include record reviews, clinical interviews, rating scales, objective tests, and measures of personality, cognitive ability, and executive functioning. Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations help people learn about their overall psychological functioning and provide specific recommendations for next steps and treatment planning.

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What does it assess?

Because each evaluation is individualized, there is no set battery of tests. Typically, psychological evaluations assess the following domains:

  • cognitive functioning
  • attention/concentration
  • working memory
  • processing speed
  • executive functioning
  • academic achievement
  • visual-spatial perceptual skills
  • abstract reasoning and problem solving
  • psychiatric symptoms

What does it diagnose?

While not exhaustive, Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations are used to assess for
the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including specific forms of anxiety like panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Other psychological disorders outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th Edition (DSM-5)

What can I expect?

A Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation assesses current symptoms and clinical presentation, as well as developmental history, cultural context, and functioning across various domains. People are asked to complete a series of symptom and self-report measures, participate in a structured diagnostic interview, and perform standardized behavioral and cognitive tasks. A comprehensive report and feedback session to review findings are part of the evaluation process. Diagnostic impressions and specific recommendations for the most appropriate treatment and next steps are provided. Time: A typical Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation can take anywhere from 6-8 hours, depending on the referral question and areas of concern. Once all aspects of the evaluation have been completed, time is needed for scoring, interpretation, and report writing. Depending on need and complexity, reports and feedback sessions are usually provided in 2-3 weeks.

Trivium currently offers Integrative Mental Health services at our Lebanon, New Hampshire location.