Monarch Psychology

Monarch Psychology’s Approach to Therapy

Clinical Psychology

Monarch PsychologyThe Psychologists at Monarch are trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other approaches and models for a wide range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, work/career, self-esteem, anger, trauma, addictions, phobias, etc.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected.

It examines underlying thoughts behind the emotional problems and helps to generate alternative, more balanced thoughts.

This works on your thoughts and behaviours to help improve how you feel. A clinical Psychological Assessment can take between 60 – 90 minutes.

 

 

Neuropsychological Assessment

A Neuropsychological Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive (thinking) and behavioural functions using a set of standardised tests and interview questioning.

It is recommended for people who have a brain injury and further information is required about cognitive or behavioural changes.

They are often done following a traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorder, chemical exposure or prolonged substance use.

A Neuropsychological Assessment is an extended session that can take between 2-4 hours.

 

 

What to Expect

A neuropsychological evaluation usually consists of an interview and testing. During the interview, information that is important for the neuropsychologist to consider will be reviewed.

You will be asked about your symptoms, medical history, medications, and other important factors.

Testing involves taking paper-andpencil or computerized tests and answering questions. The time required depends on the problem being assessed.

In general, several hours are needed to assess the many skills involved in processing information. Some tests will be easy while others will be more complex.

The most important thing is try your best. Bring glasses or hearing aids if you use them. Try to rest and relax before your evaluation. You will probably find testing interesting, and the detailed information that is gathered will contribute to your care.

 
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