Psychological assessments can be undertaken for a variety of reasons and in the main are used to measure and observe an individual in order to arrive at a diagnosis and/or to guide the care, interventions and therapeutic support for the individual based on their presenting needs.
We use a variety of assessments, scales, and checklists, which provide information on the young person’s ability level and psychological well-being and will be adopted depending on need.
Our range of assessments include:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
Assessment Checklist for Adolescents (ACA)
Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents (RSCA)
AIM3 Assessment/Harmful Sexual Behaviours
The information gathered from our assessment tools, in addition to information gathered from residential, education, family and social care history, leads into the development of an individual psychological formulation. It is this formulation which may then inform intervention planning that allows clinical and care teams or family members to provide individualised therapeutic care to the young person.
Assessments are undertaken by a qualified clinician, registered with the relevant professional bodies for their role including the Health & Care Professions Council and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.