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Psychological Assessment at the Arizona Schwartz Group
We offer comprehensive psychological testing and evaluation services in order to help families better understand the factors contributing to their child’s clinical presentation, and to assist parents, as well as service providers (i.e., pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and other professionals), in developing a treatment plan that is specific to each child’s unique support needs. Comprehensive evaluation is an involved process that typically requires hours of face to face testing with a child/adolescent, as well as clinical interviews with parents, input from teachers, behavioral observation and a review of relevant records in order to obtain the information needed to better understand how an individual functions in different settings (i.e., home vs. school) and to most accurately assess their functioning across a variety of areas. At the Arizona Schwartz Group, we strive to provide the best evaluation services possible, and endeavor to conduct a thorough assessment that examines an individual’s cognitive abilities, including intelligence, memory, and executive skills, as well as their academic performance, social skills, personality, emotions/mood and behavioral functioning.
The extensive testing battery allows us to evaluate for most common childhood and adolescent issues, including but not limited to:
Following an initial interview with parents, the evaluating psychologist will be prepared to discuss assessment details (i.e., referral question, testing battery, relevant documentation requested) and provide an estimate of the number of face-to-face testing hours required to complete the evaluation.
Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with.Type your paragraph here.
Platinum certified singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato started "Be Vocal, Speak Up For Mental Health" to help spread mental health awareness stemming from her own struggles with Bipolar Disorder.
Modern medical technology now allows us to test for the individual genetic differences within each patient. The Arizona Schwartz Group can test how each persons' liver metabolizes medication, which is different for each individual. The liver has a complex system of proteins called the Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Complex (CYP). By swabbing your cheek and sending it off to the lab for analysis, we now have the ability to get a detailed report of how your liver specifically will metabolize each psychotropic medication. This will help us predict which medication you are more likely to respond to, which medication you are more likely to experience side effects from, and which medications you are likely not to respond to. We can check for all antidepressants, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, stimulants, and more.
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Schwartz Group Supports Arizona's own Keith O'Neil
Keith O'Neil is a former NFL football player having played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career, he served as team captain and was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. Prior, Keith was a 4 year letterman at Northern Arizona University.
Keith played in the NFL with the undiagnosed mental illness, bipolar disorder, and is extremely passionate about helping others who suffer with mental health issues. He is devoted to erasing the stigma of mental illness in our society through his own personal experience. He is utilizing his book along with motivational speaking engagements to create awareness of mental illness.
Please feel free to support '4th And Forever Foundation' to continue the effort to destigmatize mental illness and bring greater awareness.
Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling,
Psychological Assessment, PsychoEducational Testing, Autism Spectrum Testing, Individual & Group Therapy, Behavior Modification, Parenting, CBT, E/RP
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Psychiatric Assessments, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Counseling