HRA Psychological Services provides evaluation services for a variety of clients including individuals, families, corporations, the courts, and criminal investigations. Each evaluation is concluded with a diagnostic understanding of the individual being evaluated, as well as treatment recommendations when appropriate.
Our key service offerings covered include the following: Court and criminal evaluations (including presentence, competency, and criminal evaluations); Individual and family evaluations including divorce and custody arrangements between conflicting parents, evaluations on eligibility of guardianship status, neuropsychological evaluations, evaluations of sex offender and/or victims, ADD/ADHD, learning disability, clinical/emotional diagnostic evaluations, and disability evaluations. We also provide corporate evaluations for companies of varying sizes.
Each evaluation takes into account your personal situation. Please call our office for further information on how we can help you.
Divorce and Custody
When a couple has decided to dissolve their relationship and they have children together, there are often many difficult issues to decide. One of these issues is custody and parenting time arrangements. In some instances, parents are not able to agree and resolve this issue alone. Occasionally, the court may request input of a psychologist in order to make custody and parenting time determinations. This could include each parent and possibly the children undergoing specialized psychological evaluations. Please see the FAQ page for more details about these types of evaluations.
A guardian is an individual with the responsibility to protect the wellbeing and rights of another.
Our guardianship evaluation services are here to assist children, parents, families, and individuals in ascertaining, obtaining, and maintaining guardianship status in a variety of relationships. We can assist in situations of divorce, adoption, disability, and the legal rights of each. A change in guardianship status can often be traumatic for children. Our goal is to make the transitions as smooth as possible for all involved.
For specific details on how we can help your situation please contact us.
At times, attorneys and their clients may find it useful to have a Sex Offender Evaluation to assess an individual’s risk of recidivism. Courts commonly use these evaluations to help make determinations about sentencing. Such evaluations should be conducted by professionals knowledgeable and specifically trained for use of the clinical and actuarial assessment tools available for this referral question. This evaluation consists of several hours of interview and evaluation, resulting in a written report offered in confidence to the client’s attorney.
There are occasions in which a defendant is found competent to stand trial, and is considered criminally responsible, yet there are remaining intellectual and/or psychological factors that may have contributed to an individual’s criminal behavior. Following a conviction, and prior to sentencing, an evaluation focused on assisting the courts in developing a comprehensive and complex understanding of a defendant’s psychological make-up may be helpful. This evaluation can consist of several hours of interview and evaluation, resulting in a written report to be offered in confidence to the defendant’s attorney.
At the end of the evaluation, a diagnostic understanding of the defendant, along with treatment recommendations, will be provided.
HRA offers services to lawyers, the courts, and investigative authorities seeking to determine an assessment of an individual's ability to understand, appreciate and participate in a court process or other legal proceeding. In a court setting, competence can be assessed to determine if a defendant is competent to stand trial, plead guilty, etc.
There are also instances where there is a question of whether or not someone is competent in their ability to live independently, manage their personal finances, enter into contracts (i.e. make a will), or make decisions in regards to their medical care.
Our services are often based on the individual client'slegal situation. Please contact us for information on how we can help you.
We offer comprehensive forensic and criminal psychological evaluations for both juveniles and adults. These types of evaluations may be provided to attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and families of the accused. Services include criminal responsibility/insanity evaluations, competency to stand trial evaluations, evaluations to be utilized in sentencing decisions, child abuse/neglect evaluations, and risk assessments for violence or sex offending.
Please contact our office for more information on our services tailored to your situation and needs.
HRA has a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) and a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOTSAP) on staff, to provide substance abuse assessment (i.e. drunk driving assessments) to determine appropriate type of treatment. These evaluations are consistent with most court requirements as well as Sobriety and Drug Court mandates.
Neuropsychological evaluations provide a comprehensive assessment of clients who's impairments of cognitive or neuropsychiatric functioning are either suspected or evident. Events which may cause cognitive impairment or other neuropsychiatric functions may be a traumatic brain injury, neurological conditions such as a stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease.
A Neuropsych evaluation can assist you in decisions such as independent living, rehabilitation issues, ability to work, and educational planning. Our services are not dependent on those listed here, but are tailored to the needs of our clients.
Please contact our office for more detailed information on how we can assist you.
ADD and ADHD
Evaluations for possible ADHD diagnoses include family and developmental history, questionnaire and computer based diagnostic tools, and exploration of other possible reasons for the symptoms seen. We attempt to see the problem in multi-dimensional fashion and coordinate treatment options with family, patient, and any or all other service providers.
Traditionally, evaluations for learning disabilities include individual history and family history, review of school performance and all prior assessments. Perceptual concerns such as vision and hearing are explored along with standard measures of academic achievement and intellectual ability patterns. Our two goals are to accurately identify all factors that could contribute to any such problem while maintaining a cost-effective stance. Intervention strategies are shared with family and any other professionals approved by family or client.
Clinical and Diagnostic
Clinical and Diagnostic evaluations are designed to determine if a person is manifesting or experiencing signs or symptoms of an Axis I or II Disorder. Included in the assessment is the individual's degree of physical, social, psychological, or cognitive impairment, as well as offering appropriate treatment recommendations based on the data generated from the evaluation.
Human Resource Associates provide disability evaluations for individuals, families, legal, and corporate clients. Evaluations include both intellectual and emotional assessment of the person in order to determine ability to return to work, perform specific job tasks or functions and live independently. This type of evaluation may be necessary for insurance eligibility, worker's compensation, legal or court issues, family and individual concerns.
An evaluation in meant to be supplemental information to be compared with other sources such as interview, reference check, resume etc. It helps provide objective information concerning traits or skills related to the job in question. There are several models, samples and norms that allow for comparison. Examples would include certain aptitude levels for related jobs, interpersonal styles for managers, leadership models etc.
An organization has often collected information over the period of time they have utilized evaluations for comparison perposes.
For additional information please refer to our Corporate FAQ.
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