Psychological Evaluation 101: What is A Waiver?

A Waiver Evaluation (or Medicaid Waiver) refers to a specific psychological evaluation that determines an individual’s need for government-funded support and services. These are usually requested for adults, but sometimes children are referred for Waiver Evaluations also. Typically, these evaluations assess for Intellectual Disability, as adults with this diagnosis might need extra support in trackingContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What is A Waiver?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Personality Test?

Like I mentioned in my initial post, a “psych eval” can refer to many different things. Today I thought I would educate a bit on what it means when you get a personality assessment or take a personality test. These are different than the “personality tests” you find on websites like Buzzfeed and are admittedlyContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Personality Test?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Referral Source?

I spoke last week about referral questions, or what you are hoping to learn from a psychological evaluation. This week, I want to talk about referral sources, or who recommends that you get a psychological evaluation. Working with kids, most of my referrals come from pediatricians, and a lot of adults get referred by theirContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Referral Source?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Referral Question?

Seeking support for your mental health can be overwhelming and scary. The goal of a psychological evaluation is to answer a question, and finding the right provider to complete the evaluation starts with knowing what that question is. The referral question is what you hope to have answered following the evaluation. Referral questions can beContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Referral Question?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Psych Eval?

One of the tricky things about getting help with your mental health is that many people don’t know where to start or what to ask for. We don’t get educated about psychology unless we specifically go to school for it (but thank God I memorized all 50 state capitals and only remember 10 of them!).Continue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Psych Eval?”