Assessments are an important part of getting to know you, or your child's treatment needs. Assessments provide baseline information so progress can be tracked.
It is important to know that RCC’s do not provide extensive formalized assessments that lead to a "diagnosis" from the DSM. That classification of assessments is designated for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, or MD's. However, RCC's understand the symptoms related to certain diagnosis and work to either increase desired behaviours or decrease undesired behaviours or symptoms within a clinical context.
Many clients come to us with a particular diagnosis and we have a comprehensive understanding of the nature of the diagnosis, but do not diagnose as a part of our practice.
There are many non-formal and formal assessment that RCC's are qualified to administer. Some include screening tools (Eg: depression/anxiety), measuring the quality of relationships or personal functioning, impacts of trauma, tracking clinical themes and many more. We will discuss what assessments will be important for you or your child’s treatment in our intake session.
Tara will also provide an assessment summary report with minor clients after 8-10 sessions. This report will set the direction for long term treatment and include other intervention recommendations.
Kindred Counselling is located at:
Boundary View Plaza
The Enterprise Centre, Suite 201 3701 E Hastings St, Burnaby, BC