Because a correct and detailed diagnosis improves treatment success, Skyland Trail offers comprehensive psychological assessment services for adults. Psychological assessment services are available to our residential and non-residential clients, and also are available as a stand-alone service to individuals in the community. Whether receiving an initial diagnosis or clarifying a previous one, assessment clients get a comprehensive, consumer-friendly report - a roadmap for effective treatment at Skyland Trail or through another mental health service provider.
Our staff has expertise in diagnosing psychotic spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. In addition to clarifying a primary diagnosis, comprehensive assessment can uncover strengths that can be leveraged in the recovery process as well as underlying challenges that need to be addressed - such as a learning disability or an age-related cognitive impairment - for treatment to be successful.
Assessment clients take part in one or more of the following activities: an interview, pencil-and-paper questionnaires, interactive tasks that measure performance on various cognitive functions, and projective measures of personality. Family, friends and outside treatment providers may also be asked to fill out questionnaires or take part in interviews. While the length of the assessment varies, most require three to seven hours.
Approximately three to six weeks after the assessment, we generate a psychological report that documents assessment findings and treatment recommendations. We give a copy of the report to the client, and, with the client's consent , we share it with others involved in their treatment. The
If you would like more information about our assessment services, or wish to make a referral for a comprehensive psychological assessment, please contact our Admissions team at 404-315-8333 or by email.