A mental health assessment can provide clinicians and clients alike with a clearer understanding of behaviour, thoughts, and feelings. It can help define challenges we experience more comprehensively, which can lead to a treatment plan that is customized to that particular individual.
Encompas provides direct access to both psychological and psychiatric assessments, conducted in an accessible and client-focused manner that does not exacerbate the current challenges that an individual is experiencing, and serves to connect them to support services as soon as possible.
Our team of Registered Psychologists, Psychological Associates, and Psychiatrists can provide a variety of different assessments, including, though not limited to:
- Mental health diagnosis
- Pharmacogenetic testing
- Residential treatment screening
- Psycho-educational assessments (for individuals under 18 years of age)
- Psycho-vocational assessments
- Vocational assessments
- Cognitive assessments
- Developmental assessments
Assessments can range in length from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on their purpose and type. All assessments include an interview between the clinician and the client, while some may also include psychometric testing. In all cases, an assessment provides the client with a report that can be used to guide the next steps towards mental wellness.