Parental Assessment

Formal parenting assessments can help to identify your parenting strengths and weaknesses and provide a clearer path forward for your parenting strategies and mental health care. Insight’s trained therapists provide assessments that assist individuals to improve their lives. Parenting assessments are helpful in identifying your levels of mental health symptoms and parenting knowledge objectively.  While assessments can vary from individual to individual, most times they include testing, interviews, observation, and consultation with one of Insight’s trained professionals.

What is a parental assessment?

A parental assessment looks at the dynamics between a parent and their child/ren and typically assess the parent’s mental health, parenting ability and parental capacity.

Why is the assessment used?

Parental assessments can be obtained privately or are commonly requested by Child and Family Services.

Privately, it can be done to evaluate your parenting techniques, parenting philosophy, ability and any mental health or parenting related questions. The information gathered can be useful for self-reflection and personal growth, benefitting you, your child/ren, and your entire family.

Sometimes a parental assessment is ordered privately in preparation for a divorce.

The assessment process

Insight’s parental assessment process may include:

  • Reviewing children services or Court ordered documents (if applicable)
  • Interviewing or consultation with police, teachers, Alberta Children and Family Services, grandparents, other family members and friends.
  • Exploration and review of appropriate parenting techniques
  • Personality and parenting testing
  • Parent-child observations
  • Reference checks
  • Thorough background history gathering on every person involved in the family
  • A home visit with identification of potential for child abuse, violence or alcohol and drug abuse
  • Examination and a concluding report on factors pertinent to the welfare and placement of the child/ren about what risk factors are present.

Typically, these assessments are based on the number of caregivers and the number of children and can take between 10-18 hours to complete per adult.

Please contact Insight Psychological to learn more about parental assessments.

Brooke Hendricks

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Counselling Edmonton South, Counselling Edmonton West, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors

Brandi Enns

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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

Sabrina Brady

Counselling Edmonton Central, Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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

Karla Buchholz

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Terri Philips

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Nikesha Deenoo

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Nicole Donovan

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Kathryn Maier

Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling

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

Robyn Campbell

Calgary Counselling, Online Counselling

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

Kelly Jenny

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Tracy Pham

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Desiree Stewart

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Anna Neale

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

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

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Bob Stenhouse

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Shaheel Hooda

Corporate Services

Lisa Standeven

Corporate Services

Dr. Ivan Murray

Corporate Services

Jaci Freeman

Counselling Edmonton South

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

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.