Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
With a referral by the Indiana Department of Child Services or Juvenile Probation, children and families can receive various types of psychological testing. This testing can help to determine the right intervention for children as soon as possible, keeping them from being shuffled around between various programs.
Dr. Tony Sheppard is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and has provided statewide training to direct care staff in youth self-harm and youth suicidality. He can provide:
Screens for mental health diagnoses and personality traits that might contribute to problems.
IQ testing that provides insight into the client's cognitive functioning level.
Administration of clinical and parenting measures to determine parenting abilities.
Trauma scales that assist in determining the potential impacts of past or suspected trauma.