Psychological Evaluations

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    Objective, Credible, Thorough Forensic Psychological Evaluations
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    Chicago Area Office - 2135 City Gate Lane, Ste. 300, Naperville, IL
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    Steven Gaskell, Psy.D.- Forensic Psychologist Expert Witness
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    Atlanta Office - 3355 Lenox Road, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA
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PA Logo FINAL 4PRINT 12 300x96 Psychological EvaluationsPsycholegal Assessments, Inc. offers expert and comprehensive Psychological Evaluations throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area at our offices in Naperville, Illinois and in the Atlanta, Georgia Metropolitan Area in our Atlanta Buckhead – Lenox office location.  Our main office in Naperville, Illinois is convenient to Wheaton, Warrenville, Aurora, Lisle, Woodridge, St. Charles, Geneva, and Plainfield, Illinois with a location close to the intersection of I-88 and Route 59.

Psychological testing is offered for the following:psychological testing022 150x150 Psychological Evaluations

  • Diagnostic Psychological Evaluations
  • Cognitive Assessment including Intelligence and Memory Testing
  • Achievement Testing
  • Learning Disability Assessment – adults (e.g., accommodations for college students)
  • Personality Assessment
  • General Psychopathology Assessment
  • ADHD Screening
  • Vocational Interest Screening

Diagnostic Psychological Evaluations involve the integration of available records, a clinical interview and psychological testing into Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition  (DSM-5) diagnoses.  Conclusions and recommendations are offered that are relevant to the referral question.

Intelligence Testing includes psychological evaluation of general intellectual ability (IQ), as well as, clusters of abilities including verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory and processing speed.  The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – IV (WAIS-IV) is the most commonly used and accepted psychological test of intellectual ability.  The Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence – II (WASI-II) is a brief measure of intellectual ability.

Memory Testing involves a brief psychological examination of cognitive status and then a thorough psychological assessment of various components of memory including Auditory Memory, Visual Memory, Visual Working Memory, Immediate and Delayed memory, and Overall Retention of Information.  Psychological testing assessing memory most often includes such tests as the Wechsler Memory Scales – IV (WMS-IV),  the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT), and the Rey Complex Figure Test and Recognition Trial (RCFT).

Achievement Testing includes the comprehensive psychological examination of Oral Expression, Listening Comprehension, Written Expression, Basic Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Math Calculation Skills, and Math Reasoning.  Examples of psychological testing measures of achievement include the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – III (WJ III ACH) and the Wide Range Achievement Test – 4 (WRAT-4).

Learning Disability Assessment involves a review of available academic records and prior psychological testing, as well as current psychological testing including intellectual and achievement testing.

General Psychopathology Assessment and Personality Assessment includes psychological examination of various clinical areas such as:  somatic complaints, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, emotional problems, behavioral problems, thought dysfunction, mania, paranoia, psychosis, drug and alcohol problems, borderline traits, antisocial traits, narcissistic traits, aggression, dominance, stress, warmth, and treatment barriers and treatment amenability.  Psychological testing in this area often includes one or more of the following psychological assessment instruments:  Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2 (MMPI-2); Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2 – Restructured Form (MMPI-2 RF); Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI); Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory – III (MCMI-III), Symptom Checklist – 90 – R (SCL-90-R).

ADHD Sreeening consists of psychological testing that assesses a broad range of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) problem behaviors including:  Inattention/Memory Problems; Impulsivity/Emotional Lability; Hyperactivity/Restlessness; Problems with Self-Concept.

Illinois Department of Human Services – Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS-DRS)

Psycholegal Assessments, Inc. has performed psychological evaluations for DHS-DRS.  These evaluations utilize the following psychological tests:  Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence – II (WASI-II), WRAT-4, SCL-90-R, and the Career Assessment Inventory – Vocational Version.  Such evaluations are scheduled directly through DHS-DRS.

Court Ordered Psychological Evaluations

Psycholegal Assessments, Inc. performs a variety of Court Ordered Forensic Psychological Evaluations and such evaluations can be completed throughout Illinois, Georgia, and Kansas.  Potential cases from other states will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  For more information Call us today at 630-780-1085 or 404-504-7039 for a Free Consultation.

Office Locations

Illinois – Chicago Area – Naperville, Illinois

Psycholegal Assessments, Inc.
2135 City Gate Lane, Suite 300
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Office Phone: 630-780-1085
Cell Phone : 630-903-9193
Email : drgaskell@gmail.com


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Psycholegal Assessments, Inc.
2135 City Gate Lane, Suite 300
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Georgia – Atlanta – Buckhead Office

Psycholegal Assessments, Inc.
3355 Lenox Road, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326

Office Phone: 404-504-7039
Cell Phone : 630-903-9193
Email : drgaskell@gmail.com

 


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