We have expertise in administering assessments that may help to identify and diagnose emotional difficulties experienced by children and young people. This includes assessing for a range of anxiety and mood disorders that may have a significant impact on the young person’s ability to function at school, home or in the community. Through a combination of psychosocial structured interviews, standardised assessments, and expert clinical differentiation, Psychologists can diagnose DSM-5-TR (2022) disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The following assessment tools are commonly used to identify anxiety and depression symptoms in children and adolescents.
- Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) is a comprehensive assessment of adaptive and maladaptive functioning in children aged 1.5 to 18 years.
- Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3) is a targeted individual assessment of behaviour and emotions for children and adolescents aged 2 to 21 years.
- Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS) is an assessment tool used to gather information about behavioural, emotional, social, and developmental issues, of children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years based on observations of different respondents across home and school settings. When used in combination with other information, results from the CBRS can provide valuable information to aid further assessment, inform support options, and guide intervention decisions.
- Beck Youth Inventories, Second Edition (BYI-2) uses five self-report inventories to assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behaviour, and self-concept in children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 years.
- Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) is a questionnaire that measures symptoms of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years.
- Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS) is a 45-item self-report scale used to assess severity of anxiety symptoms in children aged 8-15 years.
Assessment and reporting from $1500 per respondent
(Price as of September 2024 – prices are subject to change – please call us to discuss prices and book in with our psychologist)