Holistic Psychology Assessment to include initial Trauma Screening Assessment €1500 (plus additional clinical hours as appropriate)

This is a clinical assessment which evaluates a child or young person’s learning, academic, adaptive (or day-to-day), social, emotional (including mood and anxiety) and behavioural skills and difficulties. This type of assessment may identify a Specific Learning Difficulty, such as Dyslexia or Dyscalculia, a General Learning Difficulty, Adaptive Difficulties, Social, Emotional and/or Behavioural Difficulties. It screens for mental health needs, and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD.

Testing includes exploration of the child’s developmental history, testing of their cognitive/IQ or thinking skills, testing of academic skills also known as attainment, adaptive/day-to-day assessment, and assessment of social functioning, emotional regulation, and behaviour. This includes a comprehensive report and recommendation plan.

In addition, this assessment includes a specialist trauma screening assessment whereby the child is evaluated for signs of post traumatic  stress symptoms. Instruments such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire, the Trauma Symptom Checklist and the DSM-5 are used during this assessment as well as elements of therapeutic play, art, child interviews and parental consultation.

 

Add on to Holistic:
Attachment and Trauma Diagnostic Psychology Assessment (add on) €2, 800

May included the following – tailored for each individual child:

  • Trauma and attachment informed clinical formulation of background information, documentation and  consultation with members of the child’s care team – social worker, link care person in residential setting, etc.
  • Diagnostic Trauma and attachment assessment – may include the following: Trauma Symptom Checklist, attachment interviews (it is preferable to have the child’s mother or early care giver involved), DSM-5 assessment and Adverse Childhood Experience Interview within an Infant Mental Health Framework
  • Story life assessment work with child
  • Assessment of impact of additional significant attachment figures
  • May also include Trauma and Assessment Belief Scale and Parent-Child Relationship Inventory Assessment
  • Report writing, complex formulation

 

 

What type of referrals are most common?

Complex history of exposure to difficult situations

History of mental health difficulties

History of abuse or neglect

History of multiple care givers

Complex developmental profiles

Learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyspraxia)

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Emotional and behavioural concerns including mood and anxiety.

Giftedness

Concentration and motivation issues

 

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