Psychological testing at New Oakland can either be referred from an outside source and tested by a psychologist at one of our locations, or be tested as part of the FACE to FACE Day Program. Psychological testing is based on medical necessity as prescribed by New Oakland’s Executive Medical Director, treating psychiatrists or as recommended by the assigned clinical therapist.
In all situations, the treating psychiatrist and/or the Executive Medical Director will work with the testing psychologist to identify the psychological battery of tests to be completed.
Once testing has been completed, a preliminary synopsis or a copy of the psychological report will be provided to the treating psychiatrist and/or the Executive Medical Director as well as to the treating clinician for treatment planning. Before treatment begins, a meeting with the patient or his or her parent or guardian can be arranged to review all the key test findings.