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Assessments

Presenting Difficulties

Psychological assessments involve a comprehensive examination of cognitive and emotional functioning. 

Psychologists at the Beacon Centre are trained to offer brief and comprehensive psychological assessments for a variety of difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety and anxiety related disorders (e.g., panic; obsessive-compulsive disorder)

  • Depression and mood difficulties 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

  • Child Development

  • Cognitive and intellectual functioning

Neuropsychological assessments are also available for adults and older adults for the following difficulties:

  • Acquired Brain Injury (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury/concussion, stroke, brain tumor)

  • Neurological conditions (e.g., epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease)

  • Suspected Neurodegenerative condition (e.g., mild cognitive impairment, dementia)

Procedures

Assessments involve a detailed clinical interview, review of medical and/or academic records, questionnaires, and standardized cognitive testing. A comprehensive written report is provided, as well as a feedback session to discuss assessment findings, implications for daily functioning and recommendations for further support. 

Clients receiving an assessment will first meet for an individual consultation with one of our psychologists to determine the type of assessment that will best suit the individuals’ needs, as well as to complete the clinical interview. 

Populations Served

We provide psychological assessment services for children, adolescents, post-secondary students, and adults. We also provide assessment services specific to specialized groups, for instance for Veteran’s Affairs Canada, RCMP, RNC, and Canadian Armed Forces, as well as independent medical examinations.