The process may vary depending on the individual being tested and their testing needs. The process generally involves an initial interview, review of records, administration of the test, scoring and interpretation of the test, preparation of the written evaluation and a feedback appointment in which the findings of the assessment are reviewed. This process can take some time and expectations of this will be discussed during the initial contact.
Listed below are the evaluations we perform most often, other types of evaluations may be available, please inquire.
Vocational testing generally looks at your values, interests and even work style to help with identifying a field of employment that may be beneficial to the individual being tested. Aptitude testing looks closer at job related skills to help identify a field of employment that the individual being tested is likely to be successful in.
POST Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations
Initial psychological evaluations are generally initiated thru the hiring authority. When contacting K-Psych directly, candidates are likely seeking a secondary evaluation. As such they are responsible for the fees of this evaluation. The process of a secondary evaluation is similar to the first, there will be tests administered in addition to an oral interview. If you are interested in working with K-Psych thru this process, you will need to notify your background investigator or the occupational health department thru your perspective employer. They will send us the records from your initial evaluation which are necessary to complete this evaluation.
Clinical evaluations help with identifying the presence of mental health or personality disorders as referenced in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. These evaluations can be beneficial with informing a course of treatment with your mental health provider.
Mental Health Diversion Evaluations
Penal Code 1001.36 is the statute in California that provides for mental health diversion. This allows some individuals with mental health issues to receive treatment in lieu of prosecution and jail when they are charged with a crime. An evaluation will assess for psychological factors that can impact the behavior motivating the defendant around the time of the charged crime. An evaluation will assess for the likelihood that the defendant will respond to mental health treatment. This will involve a consultation with the defendants attorney, clinical interview, collateral interview, review of records, and administration of psychological tests.
Vocational Interest Survey is $600
Vocational Assessment w/ Aptitude is $1500
Clinical Evaluation $2000
POST Psychological Testing (secondary) is $900
MH Diversion $1000
Bariatric Pre-Op Evaluation $1500
*Payments are due in full at the time of test administration.
Fees are subject to change, with notice, and DO NOT include court appearances.
Additional fees may be included for returned, rejected or disputed payments.
To prevent long waitlists and delays in services we do not accept insurance.
Some PPO plans will give you a partial reimbursement for mental health evaluations. You will want to contact your insurance company directly for more information. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that you will be reimbursed, and payment is expected at the time of test administration.