We believe that the majority of child and adolescent difficulties are best understood and treated within
the context of the family system. Our approach is health and competence based rather than disease oriented.
This service protocol is designed to evaluate and intervene in the context of the family system, even though
a child or adolescent may manifest the most problematic functioning. An evaluation of the family system involves
meeting with one or two therapists for a minimum of four sessions, with the goal of understanding and improving
the functioning of the family unit.
A child's behavior, as they pass through various developmental stages, can be very confusing to parents, teachers and
others. This service protocol is designed to fully assess a child's strengths and weaknesses from a comprehensive,
multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial perspective - thus providing clarification as to what factors are contributing to
the child's distress and guidance with regard to interventions that will maximize his or her potential.
A wide variety of other mental health related services are available to individuals, families and organizations on a
contractual basis. These include individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults; psychiatric
evaluation and medication management; parent coaching and behavior management consultation; family of origin work;
and career counseling.
Our staff can provide child-based consultation to schools, courts, medical providers, and other child-related agencies.
Workshops on a wide variety of child and family mental health issues are available. In addition, many of the principals
of healthy and disruptive family functioning can be applied to organizations. We thus offer organizationally-based consultation
to small businesses and any other group that wants to improve its functioning and that of its members.
Psychologists at PDA provide a range of assessment and testing services for children, adolescents, and adults. These include comprehensive evaluations of cognitive/intellectual and personality functioning, as well as educational and academic achievement. Evaluations aid in the diagnosis of ADHD, Learning and Developmental Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders. A battery of assessment techniques is developed to address a wide range of concerns and issues.
· Child & Adolescent Testing Contract
· Adult Testing Contract
· Child Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Contract
· Adult Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Contract
Clinicians at PDA provide a range of assessment and treatment services for adults including Individual, Family, and Marital Therapies, as well as Psychological Testing and Psychiatric Evaluation.