Medico Legal and Vocational Assessments
Medico-Legal Psychological Assessment and Reports
At CPAC we provide psychological assessments to clients involved in Family or Criminal Court cases, injury claims or compensation. Assessment services are available for individuals and Law Firms working with clients in the following areas:
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS- Motor vehicle accidents
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Panic disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic pain (Pain management)
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
- Critical incident debriefing
- Victims of crime
FAMILY AND CRIMINAL LAW MATTERS- Parenting capacity assessments
- Family assessments
- Child protection matters
- Separation and divorce matters
- Common assault charges
- Drink driving (DUI) charges
WORKERS COMPENSATION- Psychological work injuries
- Workplace harassment and bullying
- Adjustment disorders
- Major depression
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Medico-Legal Psychological Assessment and Reports - Information for Law Firms
At CPAC we aim to provide the highest possible quality assessment, reporting and treatment services. All our psychologists have a minimum Masters level qualification in clinical or forensic psychology and extensive industry experience in the field of medico-legal assessments.
MEDICO-LEGAL REPORTSWe offer diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments to determine the extent of psychological or neurological injuries. Arrangements for medico-legal reports will be normally processed on the day the instructions received and appointments will be offered within one to two weeks. Should no further consultation be necessary, our report will be issued within 10 working days from the assessment date.
When necessary, urgent appointments may be arranged with immediate reporting requirements. Urgent appointments usually offered at the first available time or after hours and reports are issued within 48 hours of the assessment. Please note that immediate reports carry additional fees.
Upon request we provide treatment plans and psychological services for clients referred from your organisation. Throughout the treatment we use objective measures to evaluate the outcome and treatment gains for clients. We are experienced in successfully treating various psychological disorders and injuries, including:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Chronic Pain - Anger
All psychological services are evidence based and follow strict guidelines that ensure the best possible outcome for clients.
Medico-Legal Psychological Assessment and Reports - Client Information
At CPAC we provide psychological assessments to individuals involved in Civil or Criminal Court cases, personal injury claims or public liability compensation. While individuals are welcome to contact us for a psychological assessment, we prefer a formal referral or request from your lawyers. Also, we will need access to any relevant documents, such as police facts sheets and medical reports.
Medico-legal assessments provide an expert clinical opinion regarding your clinical, occupational and social functioning in a medico-legal context. The assessments provide an independent and objective view of your current functioning and future outcomes. Medico-legal reports include sections on prognosis and recommendations for rehabilitation and/or treatment.
ASSESSMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING
For a full assessment of current emotional functioning you will need to set aside approximately 2 to 3 hours. The assessment involves a face to face interview and the completion of various psychological tests, relevant to your case.
CLIENT INFORMATION ABOUT ASSESSMENT
A neuropsychological assessment evaluates thinking and behaviour. For the complete assessment we will use information provided by your doctor and others who have been involved in your treatment. During the interview we will collect information about you and about your incident. We will also evaluate your use of medications and drugs and alcohol, as these substances can influence your thinking ability and test performance. You should be prepared that full test taking can take up to six hours. Breaks will be provided between sections. The cognitive areas (thinking skills) covered in the assessment are as follows:
- General intellectual level
- Memory and learning
- Attention and concentration - Language ability
- Planning and organization ability
- Problem solving ability
We will analyse the interview and the test results carefully and write a report. The report may also include information from your doctor, therapists and/or your solicitor and insurer. We will send a copy of the report to your referral source.
Vocational Testing and Aptitude Testing Sydney
Welcome to our Vocational Assessment section. At CPAC we provide vocational and aptitude testing for individuals and for small businesses. Our aim is to match the best jobs for the right individuals and to match the best candidates for the right jobs. We have extensive industry experience and our advice will move you forward.
WHAT IS VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT?
Vocational assessment or aptitude testing refers to the procedure whereby psychological test results help matching individuals with the right job or career path. Generally, vocational assessment results are used to answer two questions. One, to determine whether individuals meet certain job criteria, essential to successfully fulfill job requirements, and two, to help individuals find the right career path. The former is most often requested by employers to assist in the selection process of potential job candidates, whereas the later is often accessed by students interested know their vocational interest areas or by people facing career change.
WE SPECIALISE IN:
Assessment Related Specialties
- Evaluation of your job satisfaction
- Evaluation whether you are in the right career path
- Personality assessment
- Ability (aptitude) testing
- Evaluation of your broad vocational interests
- Evaluation of your specific vocational interests
- Career advice
Job Searching Related Specialties
- Job searching skills
- Interviewing skills
- Writing letters and CVs for impact
5 REASONS TO CALL US:
1. Qualifications & Experience: Our psychologists have minimum Masters level
qualifications and over 10 years industry experience.
2. Individual testing sessions: All assessments are carried out on an individual, one-on-one basis.
3. Specific advice: We make direct and specific recommendations about career choices.
4. Professional reports: Our reports are detailed and can be submitted to prospective employees. All our reports are held at very high regard.
5. Follow up: We can arrange follow up assistance if needed, ranging from improving interviewing skills to professional counselling.
HOW CAN VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT HELP?
Vocational assessment will help reaching your full potential and will reward you financially in the long run. In terms of career satisfaction, there are few obstacles that can influence your sense of well being more than working in a position that you don't like or not well matched with. If you constantly force yourself to do something that you don't really enjoy, chances are that you want to spend as little time with the activity as possible. Consequently, you will earn substantially less than pursuing a career path that is consistent with your personality attributes, interests and potentials. In contrast, when you gain personal satisfaction from you chosen career, it is likely that you will happily engage with the activity, even if it means working long hours and sacrificing leisure time.
Vocational assessment aims to test different areas of your functioning, including personality, psychological well being, vocational interests and abilities, relevant to match you with the best possible career choice. Think of it as a long term investment. A well structured and individually tailored assessment can give you valuable information that you can use to make your final decision about your future career.
WHAT ARE WE TESTING?
1. Your personality characteristics, relevant to different career paths.
2. Your abilities (aptitudes) that are important to fulfill your potential.
3. Your broad and specific vocational interests to make sure that you will gain
personal satisfaction from your career.
standard vocational assessment involves:
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE ASSESSMENT?
Face to face interview
The interview is aimed at collecting relevant information, such as background, career path,
significant life events and current circumstances. The goal is to place the assessment within the most accurate personal context that reflects not only vocational information, but you as a whole person.
The psychological screening serves as a clinical measure to evaluate emotional functioning.
The personality assessment is one of the core components of the overall procedure. As opposed to a personality assessment that provides an overall profile, we aim to specifically identify personality characteristics that are later matched with the vocational test results. Hence, we look for personality characteristics that are directly relevant for career choices.
The ability assessment component aims to identify intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses. These include verbal and non-verbal abilities and basic academic skills.
Vocational test battery
We use vocational tests that were specifically developed and normed for Australians. This means that the test results rely on Australian standardisation samples. The test battery consists of tests that assess preferences for different work aspects (such as creativity, independence, self-development...etc.) and vocational interest areas (such as science, managerial,clerical...etc.).
Our written reports are sent to you by registered mail, within two weeks of the assessment date. Immediate reports may be provided in special circumstances. These are prepared and mailed within two days of the assessment (Note: extra charge applies).
The standard fee for an individual assessment that involves a one hour interview, psychological screening, personality assessment, ability assessment, a battery of vocational tests and a report is $960.
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