Many inexperienced clinicians may make the mistake of identifying assessment as a means to an end, such as providing a label or diagnosis to a client. However at Elephant, it is just the first step and one insight into our client’s unmet emotional needs and presenting challenges before we embark on a journey to support the healIng of the clients‘ wounds at the source.
The team at Elephant uses a variety of tools to perform history taking and assessment for our clients. This can take up to 4 sessions, depending on the goals of our clients and the depth of the journey we anticipate.
Several of our team are trained in modalities such as Schema Therapy where specific tools are used, including Schema Questionnaires and Schema Mode Inventories, which use statements that a person might use to describe himself or herself and allow us to better understand the triggers which may lead to a certain behaviour.
We are also able to perform personality tests, intelligence tests and neuropsychological tests which may often be requested by stakeholders on behalf of our client.