When a referral for a mental health assessment for a child or adolescent
is received, UMMHC staff will design an individualized assessment or
evaluation and testing package appropriate to the age and clients concern.
A full range of evaluation and psychological testing services are available
to assess and diagnose emotional and behavioral issues. After completing
the assessment, staff will discuss recommendations with the parents
or referral sources.
If individual or family counseling is desired, staff are available
to work with the child or the family. Therapeutic counseling can help
children find ways to overcome challenging emotions or to learn more
productive behaviors. Family counseling can help families find positive
ways to interact and to communicate.