A psychosocial assessment is a report which summarizes the areas of need a child or parent may have. It provides a specific snap shot in time and may be requested at any point in time. The assessment provides a summary of the client’s current functioning and plan to address identified need. Once a psychosocial assessment is requested the following will occur;
1) Individual interviews with the client. Two interviews are generally needed. If more are required this will be discussed with the legal guardian.
2) Review of recent psychological, psychiatric, medical, and educational reports.
3) Collateral contacts with relevant parties and providers.
4) Written report provided to the legal guardian of the child or requesting party.Psychosocial Assessments