Term Psychological Assessment
Code RP-5000.6400
Definition Programs that utilize a variety of means to evaluate and identify the best mode of treatment for individuals who have developmental deficits, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, loss of memory, behavioral problems, personality disorders or adjustment problems. Diagnostic techniques may include observation of the person's behavior, interviews with the individual and significant others, psychological testing as indicated, and neuropsychological assessment in situations where organic involvement such as brain injury is suspected. Ongoing assessment may be provided as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.
Created 5/25/11
Changed 5/25/11
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See Also References Psychological Testing (RP-5000.6500)
External Classification Terms Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Mental Health Treatment (NPC F04)
Mental Health Treatment (NTE F30)
Outpatient Psychiatric Care (UW 2.2.03.02)
Related Concepts Disabilities
Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Homelessness
Facet Service
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