ADULT ADHD ASSESSMENT
Our principal psychologist, Jen Riches provides a structured assessment for individuals who experience features of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Our assessments are thorough and inline with best practice standards. Jen screens rigorously for co-occurring mental health conditions.
ADHD is a mental health condition that impacts an individual’s daily functioning. It is characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. These symptoms occur in two or more settings, interfere with daily function and reduce quality of life. Some people experience difficulty following through with instructions, sustaining attention and keeping track of their possessions. Some people become easily distracted and forgetful in their daily activities. Other symptoms include fidgeting, running or climbing in inappropriate situations, talking excessively, interrupting others and having difficulty waiting for your turn. These symptoms can make it difficult to cope with life stressors. ADHD can be treated with medication and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Common symptoms of ADHD
-Becoming easily distracted by external activities
-Experiencing numerous thoughts at once which make it difficult to focus
-Day dreaming / zoning out
-Overlooking details, leading to mistakes
-Having poor listening skills
-Getting bored easily
-Trouble completing tasks
-Low self esteem
-Feeling easily flustered and stressed
-Having trouble behaving appropriately in social settings
-Talking excessively and undertaking many tasks at once
The ADHD Assessment Process
Our thorough assessment process involves a clinical interview, psychometric testing and feedback session. You will be provided with a written report.
Step 1: Contact Net Psychology
Please contact Net Psychology on 0434 909 974 or complete an online expression of interest form here. If you choose to go ahead with an assessment, you will be booked in for your clinical interview and will be asked to make payment. Please note all payments are final and no refunds are available.
Step 2: Clinical Interview
In line with evidence-based practice, you will be asked to participate in a clinical interview with Jen. She will ask you questions about different parts of your life so she can understand your symptoms and how they impact you.
Step 3: Psychometric assessment
Jen will email a series of psychometric assessments to you and your nominated ‘observer’.
Step 4: Feedback and Report
Jen will review all your information before carefully completing a report with findings and recommendations. This will be emailed to you in approximately four- six weeks time. Jen will organise a feedback session with you to talk through your results. Please note that any diagnoses provided are provisional and confirmation by a psychiatrist is needed.
Step 5: Therapy
You may choose to book an appointment with Jen for CBT. CBT is an evidence-based intervention for ADHD. This is an additional cost.
How much will an ADHD assessment cost?:
An ADHD assessment at Net Psychology costs $850 AUD.
Payment is to be made in total, three days prior to your clinical interview.