Referrals are accepted from insurance companies, rehabilitation specialists, solicitors and from the client themselves where private litigation is being undertaken.
The comprehensive psychological assessment process employs a combination of formal psychometric testing and diagnostic interview.
Pre-accident psychological history and impact on current functioning are investigated and treatment recommendations made and overall prognosis given.
We will normally see a claimant three weeks after receiving instructions and reports are available two weeks after seeing the client.
In the case of difficulty of a client travelling to one of the clinics, it is possible for the consultant to visit the claimant in the home. SBP are able to complete the treatment in the home in certain circumstances.
In the case of children under ten, they are assessed by a child psychologist in the presence of a parent or guardian. A separate interview is undertaken with the parent.
A chronic pain assessment investigates the effect of an individual’s disablement on their current quality of life.
The process using a combination of psychometric testing and diagnostic interview investigates general coping styles and how these impact on emotional function.
The process also provides pain management, therapeutic recommendations and prognosis.