Comprehensive Assessment

A comprehensive assessment is a detailed and wide-ranging assessment of a client’s mental health, which typically yields a definitive diagnosis.  This process entails 3-4 hours of clinical interview, may include collateral interviews with family members, and includes a robust set of psychometric tests and measures, including personality assessment.  A comprehensive assessment produces a detailed clinical report, which is reviewed with the client and/or family members, and substantial recommendations for care and other resources.  

This type of intensive assessment is needed when there is a complex or unclear mental health history, when there are multiple or conflicting past diagnoses, or when a psychiatric disorder such as attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or a personality disorder is suspected.