A psychological assessment is often the first step in the therapeutic process. Dr. Lehman offers a range of comprehensive psychological assessments that can provide clarity around the issues with which you or members of your family are struggling. Based on your specific needs, Dr. Lehman will determine the psychological assessment instruments that are best suited for you.

Psychological Assessment Services

Type of Assessment

Assessment Purpose

Psychological Report Delivery

Range of Assessment Instruments Utilized1

Estimated Assessment Time2

Cognitive Ability

Measures intelligence and determines cognitive strengths and weaknesses (e.g. processing speed, working memory)

Within 1 week

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS IV)

1 ½ hours

Adult ADHD, all subtypes

 

 

Combination of assessments that help to weed out the possibility of co-morbid disorders and target executive dysfunction

Within 1 week

Diagnostic interview, Mini Mental Status Exam, Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) or Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scale (BADDS) for Adults or Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and/or Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) or Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)

3 – 4 hours

General Personality/Emotional Functioning

Combination of assessments that help to determine patterns of behaviors and emotions; helps determine presence and severity of psychosis

Within 1 week

Diagnostic Interview, Mini Mental Status Exam, Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ),

Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and/or Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) or Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)

 3 hours

Abbreviated Neuropsychological

Measures intellectual capacity, memory, visual-spatial skills, language and attention

Abbreviated Neuropsychological report within 1 week

Mini Mental Status Exam, WAIS-IV, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (R-BANS), Trail Making Test Part A and B, Rey Auditory Naming Test

2 - 3 hours

Full Neuropsychological Evaluation

Measures intellectual capacity, memory, visual-spatial skills, language, attention, motor responses and executive functioning

Neuropsychological report within 2 weeks

Diagnostic Interview, Mini Mental Status Exam, WAIS-IV, Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB), Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), The Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE), Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)

Minimum 8 hours

Pre-Surgery and/or Pre-Treatment Evaluations

 

 

Identify specific vulnerabilities and risk factors that may affect the candidateÅfs ability to cope with psychological, physiological, and behavioral adjustments that often follow radical surgery/treatment

Within 1 week

Diagnostic Interview, Mini Mental Status Exam, QLQ, MMPI-2 or PAI, Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD), BAI, BDI-II

4 – 5 hours

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Acute Stress Disorder Evaluation

 

Assess for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Acute Stress Disorder in veterans and civilians and to determine services that best meet the needs of the patient

Within 1 week

Structured Interview for PTSD, MMPI-2 or PAI, Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS), Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS), Impact of Event Scale – Revised (IES-R), Mississippi Scale for Combat-Related PTSD (MSCR PTSD), TOMM

2 - 3 hours

Addiction/Substance Abuse

 

Identify substance abuse and/or addiction problems and obtain a comprehensive, objective picture of the auxiliary services patient may need to benefit maximally from treatment

Within 1 week

Mental Health Screening Form-III (MHSF-III), Simple Screening Instrument for Substance Abuse (SSI-SA), Addiction Severity Index, NIDA Drug-Use Screening Tool, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), (CAGE), (DAST-10) CRAFFT

1 - 2 hours

Family Assessment

 

Understand family functioning and family systems, functional strengths and needs along a continuum of competence

Within 1 week

Family Systems Stressor-Strength Inventory (FS3I), Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale-III (FACES-III), McMaster Family Assessment Device (FAD), Family Environment Scale (FES), Self-Report Family Inventory (SFI)

1 - 2 hours

Mediation or Litigation

Assess the suitability of a case for mediation

Within 1 week

Mediation Self-Assessment Questionnaire (MSAQ) for Parties to a Dispute

 

15 min

 

 

 


1Instruments utilized are evidence-based instruments. Selection is determined by the initial referral question.

2Time indicated is a relative estimate and is recommended as a guideline only


About Dr. Lehman

Dr. Lehman is a recognized change agent in the field of psychology. Her passion is to find ways to achieve what each client needs – even when others say, “it can’t be done." As such, she encourages her clients to think about things differently in order to achieve their desired outcomes. Dr. Lehman brings honesty, empathy and discretion to all clients.

Dr. Lehman earned her doctoral degree in school psychology at the University of Florida and holds master’s degrees in the areas of school psychology, social agency counseling, PK-3rd grade teaching and special education. She brings more than two decades of experience working with those with emotional and behavioral disorders, personality disorders and substance abuse.

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