Social-Emotional Assessments:

What is a Social-Emotional Assessment:

A social-emotional assessment evaluates social, emotional, and behavioural functioning to determine whether any psychological diagnoses, such as anxiety or depression, are present. 

Who is it for?

It is intended for children, adolescents, or adults experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulty who are seeking a mental health diagnosis (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, trauma symptoms, etc.).

What is the structure?

For individuals in grades 1 to 6:

A clinical Interview with the child (1 hour, virtual): This appointment is for your child only. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to join for the first few minutes. Your child will be asked questions about school, friendships, family, and other areas of concern.

A clinical interview with parent(s)/guardian(s) (1 hour, virtual): This appointment is for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together.

Feedback session (1 hour, virtual):  This session is intended for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results with you, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

 

For individuals in grades 7 to 12:

A clinical Interview with the adolescent (1.5 hrs, virtual):  This session will be for the adolescent only. Parent(s) may join for the first few minutes. Your child will be asked questions about school, friendships, family, and other areas of concern. 

A clinical interview with parent(s)/guardian(s) (30 minutes, virtual): This appointment is for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together.

Feedback session (1 hour, virtual): This session is primarily for parent(s)/guardian(s). Older adolescents are encouraged to join the feedback session. During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results with you, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

 

For adults (18+):

A clinical Interview (2 hours, virtual): Adults may wish to attend the clinical interview alone or accompanied (e.g. by a partner, parent, etc.). The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together. 

Feedback session (1 hour, virtual): During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

Is there anything else that is required of me?

Depending on the age of the individual undergoing the assessment, parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or the client will complete online and paper-and-pencil questionnaires. 

As part of the assessment, we will also review: school report cards, previous assessment reports (e.g. mental health, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, etc.), and other medically-relevant information. *These documents can be sent by email or hard copies can be brought to the clinic. We will scan hard copy documents and return the original documents to you. 

What is the cost?

The fee for this service is $2150. 

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP. Many private insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychological services. Please contact your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage, as we do not provide direct billing. 

We would be pleased to offer you a complimentary 15-minute intake call with one of our intake coordinators to help determine if this assessment is the right fit for you or your child. If you would like to schedule this, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].