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Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing

Diagnostic Assessment
During the initial meeting with a therapist, individuals seeking services at Northland Counseling Center's International Falls office will be asked a series of questions about their strengths and resources, what brings them in for services, what goals or outcomes are sought, any history of emotional, psychological, behavioral, or medical problems that might be important, relevant family and social history, and so forth. From all of this information, the therapist will develop a comprehensive, Diagnostic Assessment report and Treatment Plan, including diagnosis, mutually agreed upon goals and recommendations for appropriate services. Once the individual returns to discuss the Treatment Plan, with the therapist, agreed upon services will be started through Northland Counseling Center or referrals will be made to other agencies, as appropriate.

Testing and Evaluations
Some clients will require more extensive diagnostic services involving formal testing/evaluation. Our Licensed Psychologists are available to administer an array of testing and evaluation instruments designed to provide important information to the client, loved ones, and referral sources (including your primary therapist).

Examples of types of evaluation available through Northland Counseling Center's International Falls office include:

• ADD/ADHD Evaluations
• Bariatric Pre-surgical Psychological Evaluations
    (Rou-En-Y or Lap-Band surgery)
• Law Enforcement Applicant Evaluations
• Dementia Screenings
• Developmental and Mental Retardation Evaluations
• Others

Examples of evaluation instruments administered at Northland Counseling Center's International Falls office include:

• Parent, teacher, and self rating scales and computer testing for
   problems with attention or children's emotions and behavior
• Objective personality inventories (such as the MMPI) designed
   to help in diagnosing a broad range of problems that might
   affect relationships, employment and enjoyment of life
• Projective testing (drawings and inkblots) for adults and children
   that can be helpful in understanding unconscious patterns of
   thinking and feeling
• Intelligence and neuropsychological screening tests that can be
   helpful in identifying mental retardation, memory problems and
   other types of dementia (such as Alzheimer's)
• Mood and anxiety screening scales to help identify the presence
   and severity of depression and anxiety symptoms
• Others

For information or to schedule an appointment for Assessment, Evaluation or Testing Services, contact: Receptionist -- (218) 283-3406 Ext. 0



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