Pine Grove Evaluation Center
Since 1984, Pine Grove has partnered with individuals and organizations throughout the country to provide specialized and comprehensive evaluations for behavioral health and addictive disorders. To further our commitment, we have collaborated within our organization to serve those needing evaluations for addiction, vocational, and behavioral issues.
We offer evaluation services for professionals, licensing boards, professional health programs, the community, and families. We have the ability to individualize each assessment based on the client’s need. This program provides a comprehensive approach by a multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience.
Benefits of an evaluation:
- Multi-disciplinary treatment team
- Testing with high levels of reliability and validity
- Full-time, board certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist
- Advocacy with State Licensing Boards
- Recommendations based on best clinical and ethical practices
The Addiction Evaluation takes place over the course of three days on a residential unit. The focus of this evaluation is alcohol or other substance use, although other standard psychological or psychiatric issues are also assessed.
The Addiction Evaluation has several components including: an addiction assessment, psychiatric assessment, lab work, history and physical, psychological evaluation and testing, collateral information gathering, and neuropsychological screening.
Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluations
The Adult ADHD Evaluation aims to rule-out other potential causes of educational, vocational, or personal impairments resulting from concentration or focus difficulties, impulsivity, emotional liability, as well as deficits in executive functioning and memory.
A licensed psychologist conducts the comprehensive ADHD evaluations and utilizes a range of evidenced based diagnostic approaches, including: clinical interview, self-report data, collateral information, childhood and developmental history, as well as neuropsychological testing in the determination of a diagnosis of Adult ADHD. These evaluations typically take 4-6 hours of assessment administration and the examiner schedules a 1-hour evaluation feedback appointment with the individual to review the results and answer any questions following completion of the comprehensive report.
The Comprehensive Evaluation takes place over the course of two or three days on a residential unit. This evaluation is broad in scope and can be tailored to encompass questions of disruptive workplace behavior, psychiatric problems (e.g., bipolar disorder), personality disorder, trauma, eating disorder, or questions about cognitive or intellectual functioning, while also including attention to substance use issues.
The Comprehensive Evaluation has several components including: an addiction assessment, psychiatric assessment, lab work, history and physical, psychological evaluation and testing, collateral information gathering, and neuropsychological screening. A polygraph examination can be included for an additional fee.
The Neuropsychological Evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of brain-mediated cognitive functions. The data from a neuropsychological evaluation is used to assess an individual’s current level of cognitive functioning to:
- Determine the presence, nature, and degree of persisting cognitive and emotional deficits.
- Establish the probable relationship between the patient’s current neurobehavioral status and medical history.
- Evaluate the functional significance of such deficits.
A licensed psychologist, who specializes in neuropsychology, conducts a clinical interview with the patient, and others if available, who can provide additional information about his/her status. The evaluation also includes administering a comprehensive standardized test battery.
The battery of neuropsychological testing is comprised of a number of procedures designed to evaluate function in the following domains: generalintelligence, attention/concentration, sensation/perception, language, emotional status, new learning and memory, and higher level cognition-executive function.
The Psychosexual Evaluation takes place over three days on an outpatient basis. The focus of this evaluation is sexual behavior (e.g., sexual compulsivity) or professional boundary crossings.
The Psychosexual Evaluation has several components including: addiction assessment, psychiatric assessment, lab work, history and physical, psychological evaluation and testing, collateral information gathering, specific testing for sexual dependency issues, neuropsychological screening, and polygraph testing.
Cost of evaluations may be applied towards the cost of any treatment program the patient chooses to complete at Pine Grove. Completion of the treatment program is required for application of evaluation cost towards treatment.
For more information about Pine Grove’s Evaluation Center please contact our assessment office at 1-888-574-HOPE (4673).