Assessments can be general or specific. General assessments strive to gather information about your social-emotional functioning across settings (home, work, relationships). Assessment typically involves clinical interviews with the client(s) and sometimes others (e.g. parent, teacher) in the case of youth to gather collateral information. Psychometric measures may be used to evaluate social-emotional functioning and symptoms. Assessment occurs at the beginning of treatment but is an ongoing process and, in some cases, measures are re-administered at the end of treatment to evaluate effectiveness.
Kim provides assessment-based treatment for traumatized children, youth and adults. A specific assessment may focus on a present trauma but gathers other relevant information such as childhood experiences, attachment history, coping strategies/resilience, interpersonal relationship history, sexuality, previous traumatic experiences.
Assessment services are available as a stand-alone service as well.