Personal Injury and Independent Medical Evaluations
Comprehensive psychological evaluations can help identify how an injury or traumatic event may have impacted your client, and can help them with compensation and treatment.
These are in-depth evaluations that include extensive psychological interviews that integrate all biopsychosocial factors, evidence-based and empirically supported psychological testing, extensive psychological, medical, and other pertinent record reviews, and report-writing to help determine how a certain event may have impacted your client.
Specifically, Dr. Azzam’s psychological assessments include:
In-depth interviews spanning an average of 4 hours
Comprehensive personal, familial, and social histories
Comprehensive educational and occupational histories
Comprehensive medical and medication histories
Comprehensive mental health, psychiatric, and/or trauma histories, where applicable
Mental Status Exam (MSE)
Behavioral observations and interpretations
Current mental health struggles and/or symptoms
Assignment of mental health diagnoses, where applicable
Applicable evidence-based psychological research
Tests for malingering
Highly standardized, objective, and valid psychological measures
Professional, realistic predictions based on risk and protective factors
Incorporation of applicable medical records from outside physicians, mental health professionals, etc.
Prognosis and professional recommendations based on psychological assessment
The evaluations include an interpretation of the objective and subjective psychological test findings, details about the course of the injury or traumatic event, and recommendations for treatment to help your client cope with the effects of the injury or trauma to help improve their quality of life.
Common complaints and conditions include employer discrimination, employer harassment (sexual or otherwise), wrongful termination, emotional distress, being the victim of, or being exposed to, traumatic events, malpractice (medical, psychological, or legal), industrial accidents, and motor vehicle accidents.