Crossroads Community Services Board announces a new addition to services:
Crossroads will now provide prompt, professional assessments of personality, intelligence, academic performance, and offer complete psychological evaluations for school and court ordered testing. Psychological evaluations now available for the catchment area Crossroads serves to include the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward. All evaluations will be conducted at the Farmville Clinic by Susan N. Reeves, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Psychological evaluations include testing and assessment. These evaluations measure and observe an individual’s behavior for the purpose of establishing a diagnosis and to aide in treatment planning. The procedure typically involves three steps that include the initial interview, testing, and informing of the results. Testing involves the use of formal, standardized questionnaires and checklists that are chosen specifically to address the referral question. It can also involve the review of records, as well as direct observation of the individual, and interviews with individuals who know the person being evaluated. The measures used in the evaluations are typically chosen based on the referral questions and the individuals’ needs and abilities.
Types of Evaluations and Assessments
Adult Comprehensive Evaluations may include a clinical interview, a substance abuse assessment, a personality inventory such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, and interviews with collateral sources of information. Additional tests may be added or substituted based on the needs and abilities of the individual.
Child Comprehensive Evaluations may include an array of assessments chosen on the basis of the referral question, interviews with the child, family members, and other collaterals. It generally includes a measure of intellectual functioning as well as measures of adaptive functioning that are chosen based on the needs and abilities of the child.
IQ and Intellectual Abilities Testing (Adult and Child) typically includes the administration of normed tests to determine the level off intellectual ability and can also include tests that measure adaptive and social functioning as well. Additional tests may be added or substituted based on the needs and abilities of the individual.
Court Ordered Evaluations (Self-pay Only) are comprised of tests to best answer the reason for the referral and may include a brief IQ measure, Parenting Stress Index, Child Abuse Potential Inventory, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, substance abuse screener, projective measures, as well as any additional tests that may be added or substituted based on the needs and abilities of the individual.
Neuropsychological evaluations will be referred out (Traumatic brain injury and other organic problems).
What you need to know in order to schedule an evaluation
When scheduling, you will need to provide the reason for the evaluation and insurance information as well as the name and age of the person to be assessed and contact information. Most insurance companies require pre-authorization for psychological testing. You may need to schedule an intake appointment prior to the test administration appointment, depending on your insurance requirements. Most test administration will be done by Dr. Reeves. Most insurance programs are accepted. (To be covered by insurance, testing must be deemed medically necessary by the insurance company). If testing is to be paid for by a county agency (e.g. CSA, FAPT) or an individual, a letter of intent to pay or payment in full is required prior to the evaluation, depending on the circumstances. The fee for these evaluations is $760.00.
The initial interview typically takes one hour. Test administration is generally completed in two to four hours depending on the abilities of the individual and number of tests to be administered. Once the testing is completed, the results are compiled, a report is written to include test results and recommendations, the results are reviewed with the appropriate person, and copies of the report are provided as well as sent to the referral source as requested or required.
Contact Dr. Reeves directly to schedule an intake appointment (434-392-3187).