This type of evaluation is usually recommended when there are questions about the adult’s psychological ability for self-care, or for the adult’s ability to make important decisions, handle their finances, or live safely on their own. The psychologist is usually consulted about these capacities.
This type of evaluation typically includes a clinical interview with the individual, family, friends, or other sources of collateral information. Psychological testing is involved in obtaining objective information regarding essential domains such as cognitive functioning and psychopathology. The psychologist also reviews physical and mental health records, as well as any pertinent legal records.