I have been court-ordered to obtain a psychological evaluation as part of divorce proceedings. Does The Pauquette Center provide this service?
Psychologists at The Pauquette Center provide a range of testing and evaluation services. Currently, we do not have a psychologist who conducts evaluations that meet the criteria for this type of court order. Note that psychological testing and evaluation is covered by a few insurance companies, but not by many others. Court-ordered evaluations are not considered medically necessary, and thus insurance companies do not cover the fees for these types of evaluations.
My teen-aged daughter is seeing a therapist at The Pauquette Center. I am very concerned that she may be using drugs. How can I find out from her therapist if that is true?
Teens age 14-17 have additional protections for confidentiality under Wisconsin state law. Therapists may not disclose information to parents about a teen’s treatment without the teen’s written permission. Please share your concerns with your teen’s therapist, who will then determine the best way to address these concerns. A family therapy session with you and your teen might be an option.
My doctor has referred me to The Pauquette Center for evaluation regarding a possible diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What is involved in this evaluation?
Many times, an evaluation regarding concerns about attention and concentration can be completed in 2 sessions, each one hour in length. The first session is a clinical interview, in which your symptoms and personal history will be discussed. The second session involves some objective testing. Once all the information is in, the evaluator will write a report for you and your doctor regarding whether or not you qualify for a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, primary inattentive type; or something else.