The Comprehensive Assessment Program
This is a three-day assessment conducted by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a psychologist (leader), a psychiatrist, and a pastoral counselor. The process includes the following elements:
- Psychological Testing and Diagnostic Interview Conducted by the psychologist, utilizing intellectual and neuropsychological screening tests, objective measures, and projective instruments to meet and answer the specific referral questions. A complete social history, the findings from previous psychological evaluations, if available, and information provided by the referral source are reviewed and utilized in the process.
- Psychiatric Evaluation and Mental Status Evaluation Conducted by the psychiatrist, with a complete psychiatric and mental status evaluation.
- Psychospiritual Evaluation Conducted by the pastoral counselor, while a completed paper and pencil questionnaire is used along with a formal interview.
- Assessment Team Meeting On the third day, the assessment team meets to review all of the findings in order to answer the referral question(s), provide diagnostic impressions, and provide specific recommendations.
- Feedback Session On the third day, the assessment team meets with both the client and the superior or referral person in order to give a verbal report of the findings and recommendations. A comprehensive report which includes the findings and the recommendations is sent to those authorized to receive it.