CONSULTATION AND EVALUATION
The purpose of a consultation either performed for allied health professionals or provided directly to patients is to provide a full and in-depth evaluation of the patient’s difficulties, a formal DSM-5 diagnosis and/or psychodynamic formulation along with a corresponding recommended treatment plan.
Consultations typically require my meeting with the patient directly two or three times.
Psychological evaluation instruments are typically utilized both with both objective as well as projective psychometric testing as needed.
I can then share my findings directly with the patient (especially in case where the patient is self-referred for the purpose of obtaining of a second opinion) or if required for consultation by an allied mental health or physical health clinician, I provide my findings and recommendations for treatment in a written consult report.