PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES CLINIC OF CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES
The Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College (PSC-CHC) provides affordable assessment services to children, adolescents, college students, adults, and older adults living in the greater Philadelphia area. All testing is conducted by practicum students and pre-doctoral interns enrolled in the college’s Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) program. Licensed clinical psychologists on the faculty of the Chestnut Hill College Department of Professional Psychology supervise all of the assessments and sign all of the reports. Fees are negotiated based on a client’s ability to pay.
PSC-CHC provides the following types of assessment services to children, adolescents, college students, adults, and older adults:
- Learning disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Behavior disorders
- Intellectual abilities
- Academic achievement
Psychological assessments typically combine interviews and testing to gather information about one’s cognitive abilities, personality structure, and diagnosis and treatment needs. A typical assessment battery may consist of a test of cognitive abilities (such as the WISC-IV or WAIS-IV), a standardized personality test, and possibly other testing to understand how individuals see themselves and the world around them. The types of tests administered are guided by the specific referral and diagnostic questions.
We provide assessments of learning disabilities in reading, writing, expressive and receptive language, and mathematics. In addition, we assess for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and for processing difficulties such as a Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD).
Our comprehensive batteries include tests of cognitive abilities, academic achievement, behavior, learning skills, and memory. Most assessments begin with a clinical interview. When appropriate, we also gather information from other sources, such as schools or day care centers. Depending on the referral questions, we may also perform personality testing or other clinical and diagnostic testing. All of our services are confidential, and information is shared only with the consent of the individual client or from the parent or guardian of a minor.
Full batteries require a total of 6-10 hours, conducted over several sessions. In some cases, abbreviated batteries might be appropriate and would require less time. Psychoeducational assessment reports are completed within four weeks from the final session of testing.
- Intelligence Testing (IQ) for private school admission
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Structured and projective personality assessments to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning
HOW TO START THE PROCESS
Call PSC-CHC at 215.233.1914. After we gather basic information in the initial phone call, you will be contacted by an assessment supervisor or clinician, who will conduct a brief (10-15 minute) intake interview by phone. The purpose of this interview is to enable us to establish what type of testing you need. At that time, we will also go over your fees. We will then schedule your first assessment session, which usually consists of the clinical interview. Before the interview, we will explain the forms we require before the assessment can begin, such as the Testing Consent Form*.
In the case of an assessment for a possible learning disability, or for an ADHD evaluation, we will need academic information (e.g., grade reports) and any prior assessment records for our review. These materials provide crucial background information necessary for an accurate evaluation. To help expedite the testing process, you should bring these to the first appointment.
Appointments are normally scheduled within 2-3 weeks of the initial call. At certain times during the year, we have a waiting list; in that instance we will give you an estimate of the amount of time you would need to wait before your appointment could be scheduled.
The fee includes the initial intake session, testing sessions, report writing, and a feedback session. Because we are a training clinic for doctoral clinical psychology students, we are able to negotiate fees based on a client’s ability to pay. However, the quality of this service is not compromised. Our student clinicians collaborate with their supervisors—all licensed psychologists— to provide a high quality service experience for our clients in a timely manner.
Half of the fee is due at the beginning of the initial appointment. The remainder of the fee must be paid in full before the feedback session will be scheduled or the report released. Questions concerning the fee or the payment policy should be discussed with the clinician before the assessment process begins. We accept cash or checks. We do not bill insurance companies.
By appointment only:
Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chestnut Hill College
Psychological Services Clinic
1107 Bethlehem Pike, Ste. 212
Flourtown, PA 19031
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Privacy Practices
Client Registration Form
Informed Consent to Perform a Psychological Evaluation
Notice of Privacy Practices
Release for Taping Observation
Release of Confidential Information