Adolescent Assessment

The following are areas that I can assess and help address through therapy with adolescents:

Delinquency Risk Factors

  • Age, Gender, Race, Ethnicity
  • Age-Education Ratio
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Antisocial Beliefs & Attitudes
  • Concentration Difficultities
  • Isolation – Interpersonal, Familial, Social
  • Decision Making Efficacy
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Degree of Self Efficacy
  • Self-Care Skills
  • Frustration Threshold
  • External Locus of Control
  • Counter-Subculture Membership

Historical Factors

  • Criminal History
  • Clinical Impairments
  • Familial History
  • Rehabilitative Limitations

Contextual Factors

  • Assaultiveness
  • Tantrums
  • Familial Cohesiveness
  • Interfamilial Levels of Affection
  • Family Violence
  • Family Substance Use / Abuse
  • Familial Criminality
  • Criminality of Associates
  • Criminality of Intimate Partners

Assessment Domains

  • Affective Disturbances
  • Psychomotor Disturbances
  • Somatic Disturbances
  • Neurological Disturbances
  • Cognitive Disturbances
  • Attention Deficit
  • Integrity of Disclosure
  • Mood Lability
  • Delusional Content
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Behavioral Disturbances
  • Manipulativeness

Emotional Spectrum

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Somatic Complaints
  • Social Withdrawal
  • General Mood Management
  • Internal Mood Management
  • General Stress Management

Behavioral Spectrum

  • Conduct Disorder
  • Antisocial Behavior
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • ADHD
  • Emotional Flexibility
  • People Skills
  • Sensorimotor Skills

Trauma

  • Emotional, Physical, Sexual
  • Psychometric Profile Validity
  • Trauma Correlates
  • Profile Characteristics
  • Neuropsychological Implications
  • Diagnostic Considerations
  • DSM-9, ICD-9, IDC-10, and Differential Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Recommendations
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cognitive Disturbances
  • Interpersonal Conflicts
  • Functional Disturbances
  • Concentration Deficit
  • Rehabilitative Limitations

Assessment services

  • Adolescent Emotional and Behavioral Adjustment Inventory
  • Adolescent Multidimensional Assessment Inventory
  • Adolescent Traumatic Event Sequelae Inventory
  • Multidimensional adolescent risk assessment inventory
  • Custody impact assessment inventory
  • Parental Locus of Control Scale
  • Clinician’s Assessment of Adolescent’s Rehabilative Response