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Assessment Tools

With a thorough assessment, we seek to understand the experiences your child had beginning intrauterine and throughout childhood. This helps us understand how the brain developed and pathways we can work on in therapy to help re-build relationships and teach the child to regulate big emotions. Our focus is on creating a therapeutic environment of trust and openness to change. The assessment includes:

  • Review of current symptoms, concerns, duration and intensity
  • A thorough review of child development and past medical history
  • Review of family systems
  • Additional important family background information including history of mental health issues

Part of child therapy includes a thorough intake and assessment of the issues bringing you to therapy. Some of the assessment tools we use are listed below.

  • Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)
  • NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessments for teachers, parents, and individual
  • Beck Youth Inventories- Second Edition
  • Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
  • Sentence completion
  • Adult Attachment Inventory (AAI) 

Adult assessment tools may include the following: 

  • Tennesse Self Concept Scale


Please view this video to understand our approach to child therapy: