Functional Capacity Assessment

What is a Functional Capacity Assessment:

A capacity assessment evaluates an individual’s ability to perform the various psychological and cognitive tasks needed for daily life and work. These assessments provide comprehensive information about one’s functional emotional, mental, and behavioural abilities. Completed by psychologists, our capacity assessments utilize standardized, evidence-based psychometric tests, which allow for an objective understanding of an individual’s current level of functioning. The results from such an assessment can inform an individual’s next steps and provide relevant insight into one’s ability to manage their daily routine, finances, work, and community resources, etc.

Capacity assessments can also be part of the process for applications related to Trusteeship/Guardianship, AISH, and PDD.

Trustee/Guardianship

A capacity assessment may be completed when there are reasons to believe that an adult does not have the ability to make their own decisions and may benefit from the support of a trustee or guardian. In Alberta, these assessments can be completed by psychologists, physicians, and other trained health care professionals. At Insight, our psychologists follow the Government of Alberta Guidelines, to assess an adult’s cognitive capacity to make personal, medical, or financial decisions and understand the consequences of their decisions.

More information on these assessments can be found through the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT): https://www.alberta.ca/supports-capacity-assessment

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

When applying for the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), medical personnel (i.e., Physician and/or Psychiatrist) provide an assessment of the applicant’s medical needs and conditions.  Completed by a psychologist, the results from a Capacity Assessment can supplement an individual’s AISH application, highlighting their psychological functioning, mental health, areas of difficulty and the impact of these factors on their life.

More information on AISH can be found through their website: https://www.alberta.ca/aish

Persons With Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), supports Albertans with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in their community. Applying for PDD requires individuals provide supporting documentation from a psychologist that designates the impact of any developmental disability, including any limitations in intellectual capacity and adaptive skills. For the purposes of applying to PDD, a standardized test of intellectual capacity must have been completed within the last 5 years. At Insight, our psychologists are well versed in the PDD Guidelines and can assess if PDD might be an appropriate fit for you.

More information on PDD can be found through their website: https://www.alberta.ca/persons-with-developmental-disabilities-pdd

To learn more about booking a cognitive and functional capacity assessment, please call 780-461-1717. We recognize that each individual has different needs and our intake and admin specialists will be able to provide you with an estimated quote and timeline for your assessment.

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online

Adults, Seniors

Terri Mulveney

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Brandi Enns

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Sexuality

Nicole Donovan

Edmonton South, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Kathryn Maier

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Cody Cobler

Edmonton North, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community

Dawn Doucet Banting

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

Chantelle Owen

Edmonton South, Edmonton Central, Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Luke Suelzle

Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton Central

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, Sexuality

Kim Phua

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Brilene Wohlgemuth

Edmonton South, Sherwood Park, Online

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Lisa Standeven

Corporate Services

Tara-Lee Goerlitz

Corporate Services

Trina Wilson Orieux

Corporate Services

Adults

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.