Psycho-diagnostic assessment is included as part of individual therapy services. The diagnostic assessment is typically based upon a clinical interview, data from rating scales, and input from other sources (e.g., other health care providers, family, etc.) if available. The assessment may occur over more than one session, and impressions can always be updated based upon new information or changes in client status. Diagnostic impressions are one of many aspects that are included in a client's case-conceptualization, and can provide valuable guidance about which specialized treatment models may best suit the client's needs. Clients are welcome to ask questions and offer input during this process.
All group participation requires contact with staff prior to attendance. Some groups require individual face to face meetings prior to enrollment. The assessment during these meetings may include completion of symptom rating scales, answering questions about other past and current challenges, and answering questions about interacting with others in a group format. The main goal of this process is to determine if a prospective client is a good match for the group.