Psychological Functional Capacity Assessment

Formal psychological functional capacity assessments can help to identify your strengths and weaknesses and provide a clearer path forward for your healing, recovery, and mental health care. Insight’s trained therapists provide assessments that assist individuals to improve their lives. 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 psychological functional capacity assessment?

A psychological functional capacity assessment evaluates an individual’s difficulties or impairment in areas that may affect their ability to work, return to work, to learn and/or to function daily.

Why is the assessment used?

Psychological functional capacity assessments are usually used after you’ve suffered an injury or illness, work related trauma, or psychological injury. It is often done in conjunction with a return-to-work assessment but also may be related to independent living issues.

The assessment process

You’ll meet with the therapist so they can meet you, gather your background history and obtain other relevant information.

You will complete some tests – they may be an interview format, written tests or online – or a combination of all 3 methods. A variety of tests and questions are used to explore specific areas. These areas can include:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Thought processing
  • Planning/organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Learning
  • Impulsivity
  • Emotional regulation
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to tolerate multiple demands.

Your therapist will prepare a report after analyzing the test results that will be sent to your caregiver, employer or whoever ordered the assessment.

There is usually a debrief with the therapist to go over the assessment results.

If required, Insight can work collaboratively with other medical and health care professionals in the assessment process.

Depending on the scope of the assessment, the entire process can range from a few hours up to 20 hours depending on the particular request and issues presenting.

Please contact Insight Psychological if you’re interested in learning more about a psychological functional capacity assessment.

 

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

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

Kelly Jenny

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Tracy Pham

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

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

Robyn Campbell

Calgary Counselling, Online Counselling

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

Morganne Stubbs

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

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

Suluter Nana Baah

Counselling Edmonton South, Counselling Edmonton West, Online Counselling, Counselling Edmonton North

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, 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.