- Why choose Carolina Care and Counseling (CC&C) for
your Psychological Evaluation:
- When requesting a Psychological Evaluation from CC&C you
can expect to receive efficient scheduling with minimal
impact on your daily schedule, and a listening ear from an
ethical professional that values you and your knowledge of
the case. CC&C has two licensed clinicians available to
perform Psychological Evaluations that are happy to travel
to your office to perform evaluations for your and your
client’s convenience. You can expect to receive a
comprehensive report, with specific recommendations in 2-3
weeks. The CC&C clinician who performed the evaluation will
also remain available to answer any questions after
receiving the report, for an interpretative interview with
the client or for court testimony, if necessary.
- What is a Psychological Evaluation?
- A comprehensive evaluation of parents who are alleged to
have abused and/or neglected their children. We also
complete evaluations with children and adolescents in foster
care and group homes in order to rule out learning/attention
problems and guide treatment planning if they are
experiencing difficulties as the result of abuse or
neglect. These evaluations can be court-ordered or referred
by Social Services agencies. Each evaluation includes a
brief interview with the social worker, an in-depth
interview with the client, personality testing, cognitive
testing (if necessary) and a review of any records
provided. CC&C integrates information from the various
sources to address relevant referral questions provided by
you and offer specific recommendations based on those
- A Psychological Evaluation is NOT… a
psychiatric evaluation. A psychiatric evaluation is
conducted by a psychiatrist (M.D.) to determine the need for
medication to treat an individual’s psychological
difficulties. A Psychological Evaluation can help determine
whether or not a psychiatric evaluation is warranted.
- A Psychological Evaluation is NOT… a
custody evaluation. It is beyond the scope of a
Psychological Evaluation to comment on one parent’s ability
to appropriately parent over another. However, if there are
concerns regarding a person’s ability to parent
independently, these concerns can be addressed in response
to referral questions and in the recommendations section.
- To Schedule a Psychological Evaluation:
- A Psychological Evaluation can be requested by a county
Department of Social Services. The social worker will need
to obtain complete a simple referral form that asks
questions pertaining to the history of the case and permits
selection of questions to be answered as the result of the
evaluation. Your supervisor or program director will need to
approve the evaluation with use of a State approved vendor
agreement form (not applicable in Johnston County). It is
preferable for consent forms to be completed in advance of
the evaluation, but we can also have these done at time of
the evaluation appointment. We can fax you these forms or
you can retrieve them on our website.
- After receiving approval and completing the vendor
agreement, fax the completed vendor agreement, social
history form, referral questions, and the signed consent
forms to CC&C at (919) 676-1430.
- CC&C office staff will then contact the DSS Social
Worker identified on the paperwork to schedule a day for the
evaluation. A clinician from CC&C will be authorized to
travel to your agency to conduct the evaluation.
- What to expect on the day of the evaluation:
- A CC&C clinician will meet with the DSS Social Worker
for approximately 15 minutes to review the case.
- A CC&C clinician will then interview the client
scheduled for that day.
- The clinical interview can take anywhere from 45
minutes to over one hour.
- Following the interview, the client will be
administered a cognitive screening test to determine their
reading level and need for cognitive testing.
- Depending on the results of the screening, cognitive
testing may be administered. Personality tests and
parenting assessment measures will also be administered.
- After the evaluation is complete, the CC&C clinician can
provide the DSS Social Worker with initial impressions and
recommendations if the Social Worker would like.
- When you receive the report in 2-3 weeks, you
- A detailed summary of any records provided to the
examiner, details of the clinical interview, results of
psychological testing, DSM-IV-TR diagnoses, direct responses
to the referral questions, and recommendations for the
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