FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I test my clients?
Are Psych Screen reports valid?
What is different about Psych Screen reports?
But isn’t this a lot of testing? Won’t my clients object to being tested?
Isn’t testing expensive?
Can non-psychologists use Psych Screen to generate reports?
Does Psych Screen software administer and score the tests?
What does Psych Screen software do?
How long does it take to process reports?
What if I know nothing about computers?
Will Psych Screen become quickly outdated?
What type of computer do I need to use Psych Screen? What if my computer crashes?
Can Psych Screen help a specialty practice?
Is Psych Screen HIPAA Compliant?


 

Why should I test my clients?
 

Initial accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective and rapid intervention. Testing gives you an immediate and objective second opinion to help clarify diagnosis and identify personality as well as other factors that may interfere with psychotherapy/medication compliance; fine tune treatment plans and speed therapy through the increased client insight and rapport that is generated by test feedback.

Testing further documents individualized treatment needs and can be used for Utilization Review, practice management, Quality Assurance/outcome, research and program development as well as risk management purposes. Save time and paper work by individualizing our suggested treatment plans.

 

Are Psych Screen reports valid?

Yes. All Psychological testing is suggestive and needs to be understood in light of each client's unique history, clinical presentation and truthfulness. 

Psych Screen is not a new test; rather it is a unique way of combining information from a number of well researched tests, each with its own validity and interpretive literature. All tests used in our batteries are widely accepted and used by psychologists. 

Our reports include validity scale findings that should be used in understanding test results. 


What is different about Psych Screen reports?



Because we are not a test publisher, Psych Screen is free to integrate tests from different publishers. This means that Psych Screen produces a more complete evaluation.

No one test does it all. A personality test will not provide information on IQ level, Organicity or Learning Disorder. In addition, it may not be the best screen available for addiction, criminality or other facets of psychological functioning.

Our reports employ a Cognitive Behavioral model to assist triage and facilitate treatment decisions. 


But isn’t this a lot of testing? Won’t my clients object to being tested?

No. In addition to longer generalized multiphasic 

tests, we have carefully chosen short specific tests of relevant dimensions. You can administer any combination of these tests to meet your clinical needs. A basic screening battery of a Shipley, MCMI and SASSI can be completed by a client in 45 minutes.

It has been our experience that when properly explained, clients feel that testing helps their therapist more quickly understand them.




Isn’t testing expensive?


No. Testing with Psych Screen generates profit by saving the time of psychologists while providing crucial information instantaneously.

With Psych Screen, not only is the report written by our software in seconds, but a non-psychologist can generate the report for a psychologist to review.

Your time to review and edit reports is billable under 96101 and 96118.

It is not unusual for a clinic to generate thousands of dollars in extra profit a year by testing clients upon intake.



Can non-psychologists use Psych Screen to generate reports?

Yes. While it is encouraged for a psychologist to be available to review test findings, especially in light of test validity scores, our software does the work of a psychologist in interpreting test results.

The wording of our reports is simple and readily understood by paraprofessional staff. 


Does Psych Screen software administer and score the tests?

No. Psych Screen only interprets tests scores. Due to Copyright laws, we are unable to reproduce test items or score tests.

However, you can simply have a secretary hand score tests (or use test publisher software to score tests) and then use Psych Screen to interpret test scores and save almost 50% over what the test publishers charge for one of their interpretive reports alone.


What does Psych Screen software do?

After scoring the tests, you simply enter demographic information and test scores online. At the touch of a button, a report is generated that can be down loaded to your word processor and printed or you can edit and paste into other reports. A copy is saved for reference that you can access anytime, anywhere for free.

How long does it take to process reports on site?
 

5-15 minutes. Once scored, reports can be entirely processed in 5-15 minutes depending upon the number of tests that are administered.


What if I know nothing about computers?

At Psych Screen, we know that your patients are your main concern, not computers. That is why we specifically designed our software to be extremely user friendly. In less than an hour you should be ready to generate reports. Questions? Just ask.

 

Will Psych Screen become quickly outdated?

No. Because it is cloud based, we are able to continually update our software. You will never be stuck with obsolete software or pay for upgrades.

 

What type of computer do I need to use Psych Screen? What if my computer crashes?

Psych Screen saves everything you need online and can be accessed from any computer or tablet with internet.

 

Can Psych Screen help a specialty practice?

Yes. We cover all ages, have forensic and behavioral medicine tests, academic learning, neuropsychological screening and dementia screening including tests on parenting and more. If you have other needs let us know- we are always looking to expand our software.

 

Is Psych Screen HIPAA Compliant?

Yes. All Psych Screen results are encrypted, password protected and stored on a secure server at our affiliate, Crystal Computer Consulting. The user can set up individual password protected accounts for each clinician at your practice.

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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