Legacy Treatment Center

Why Assessment Needs to be the First Step in Treatment

OUR CLINICAL DIRECTOR’S PHILOSOPHY

The Role of Assessment at Legacy Treatment Center:

During the intake process, all our clients receive a Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment and BioPsychoSocial Interview conducted by our therapists. This assessment leads to an individualized Treatment Plan which is then implemented by the client’s primary therapist and the whole treatment team. If the therapist has concerns regarding the client’s assessment, they consult with me as the Clinical Director, as well as the entire clinical team. When necessary, the family is then advised to get a more indepth evaluation. We offer the opportunity for clients to receive comprehensive psychological evaluations here at Legacy working with contracted psychologists. We also administer several objective assessments at little or no cost to the client, including the Campbell Skills & Interest Inventory (CISS) (a vocational assessment), the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (a screener for Bipolar Disorder), the Connors Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS) , the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) (an autism screener), the Gillian Autism Rating Scale-Third Edition (GARS-3), and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-IV) (a personality test). These assessments aid us in determining if more testing is needed and help to clarify client diagnoses and treatment needs.

Assessment is an essential part of any clinically driven treatment option, and at Legacy Treatment Center, it is our standard approach to helping our clients get the most out of their journey with us.