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Assessment Process

The psychological assessment protocol at the CTC includes remote and possible in-person assessment components. For some students who require in-person testing, these appointments will likely be postponed until it is safe to resume in-person testing. The assessment process is described in detail below:

Prior to your first appointment

To begin the assessment process, please go to the Assessment Forms page to be connected to the Pre-Assessment History packet that you will need to complete. When diagnosing Adult ADHD, it is important that a persistent pattern of signs and symptoms were present as a child. Therefore, our packet includes portions of information to be gathered from a parent/guardian or another adult who has known you well since early childhood. The parent report helps to provide important evidence of early impairment from symptoms. LD/ADHD assessments also include gathering information from an adult who knows you currently (i.e., partner, roommate, family member, coworker, or close friend) to provide evidence of current impairment from symptoms. While this information is extremely beneficial, we are aware it may be difficult to obtain - issues with gaining this information should be discussed with your clinician when you begin the testing process.

Once the CTC receives the completed packet, the CTC will reach out to you to schedule a 30-minute screening appointment with one of the psychologists on staff to determine the best fit for testing. The options may include a comprehensive, standard, or brief battery of testing, a referral, or other options as the provider and student see fit. Please note, this may include a waiting period due to the number of students seeking the service.

Psychological Assessment Scheduling Policies

Screening Appointment Scheduling Policy
When scheduling your psychological assessment screening appointment, you will be contacted by the CTC via telephone and/or email to schedule. You will receive up two additional reminders to schedule your screening appointment via telephone and/or email. After the third attempt, you will have 72 hours to contact the CTC to schedule the screening appointment, otherwise, you will be removed from the scheduling list as we will assume you are no longer interested or available.

Intake Appointment Scheduling Policy
When scheduling your psychological assessment intake, you will be contacted by the CTC via telephone and/or email to schedule. You will receive up to two additional reminders to schedule your intake appointment via telephone and/or email. After the third reminder is sent, you will have 72 hours to contact the CTC to schedule the intake appointment, otherwise you will be removed from the list. We will keep you active on our list for up to two months after this reminder, unless you let us know you want to be scheduled or removed. If we do not hear from you, you will be removed from the list at that time. You are welcome to resubmit the necessary paperwork and begin the process again even if you miss the two-month waiting period.

Remote Intake Appointment

If it is determined an assessment is needed and when all questionnaires have been completed and returned, the CTC will contact the student to schedule a one and half hour telehealth session (i.e., Zoom) when available. During this session, a comprehensive clinical interview will be performed, which will look at the student's past and present symptoms and difficulties. Your clinician will also assess and consider current symptoms that may be caused or worsened by something else. Several mental and physical health conditions can mimic or coexist with ADHD, including learning disorders, sleep disorders, alcohol and other drugs use and misuse, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or adjustment disorders. Therefore, evidence for other disorders is also assessed during the LD/ADHD Assessment intake interview.

Remote Testing Appointment at the CTC

After your clinical interview, you and your clinician will schedule the testing appointment(s), which will be in a remote format (i.e., Zoom). Due to current COVID-19 protocols, all psychological assessment testing appointments will be conducted via Zoom. These protocols will be revisited in Spring 2022 should COVID-19 policies and procedures change. As mentioned, the testing process is time-intensive so students should be prepared to spend considerable time (typically between 4-8 hours) to complete the process.

Remote Feedback Appointment

When the process is completed (up to 8 weeks after testing is finished), students will be provided with personal feedback and a copy of the final report via a telehealth appointment. A copy of the full report can be provided to you electronically in an encrypted email with your consent and acknowledgement that email is not a secure form of communication and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. You can also opt to return to the CTC to obtain the hardcopy of the report. A copy of your report can also be faxed to the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) as long as you have the completed the Release of Information form with the CTC.

Contact Us

Mary Forney Hall Room 306

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: 208-885-6716

Fax: 208-885-4354

Email: ctc@uidaho.edu

Web: Counseling & Testing Center

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Mary Forney Hall Room 301

Physical Address:
1210 Blake Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3140
Moscow, ID 83844-3140

Phone: 208-885-5138

Fax: 208-885-4354

Email: ctctest@uidaho.edu

Web: Strategic Plan

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