Step 1: Make an Initial Reservation
The following sub-steps should be taken before starting Comprehensive Psycho-educational Assessment.
(1) Parent or guardian gives us a call and leaves us with basic information about their child and contact information;
(2) A clinician calls back and explains briefly about our clinical treatment services. Given that the parent or guardian has had enough time to think and agrees with the terms of the psychological services we offer;
(3) You may book for an Initial Diagnostic Interview and Comprehensive Psycho-educational Assessment (1-2days) prior to proceeding with clinical treatment.
Step 2: Preliminary Assessment and Administrative Procedures
Upon completing Step 1,
(4) Payment should be made in full, so that an online account and chart can be created through which online sessions and messages are securely delivered. Several forms must be submitted online, including personal information, consent form, and questionnaire, and additional documents may be requested, if necessary. Upon completion of these preliminary procedures, an online confirmation message will be sent out, and from this on, almost all administrative-related communications will securely take place on our online platform.
(5) Before conducting the Initial Diagnostic Interview and Comprehensive Psycho-educational Assessment, the primary clinician analyzes the client’s personal information and questionnaire responses to provide an accurate diagnosis on his or her current psychological state.
Step 3: Initial Intake Interview and/or Comprehensive Psychological/Psycho-educational Evaluation
Once you have completed the preliminary procedures for steps 1 and 2, clinicians will conduct an initial analysis of the client/child’s condition and conduct a psychological evaluation, including an initial intake interview. For both child/adolescent and adult clients, the clinicians first meet with the parents or guardians during the interview to identify and diagnose the psychological condition of the client. After the interview with the parents/guardians, the clients proceed with the interview.
Although the psychological evaluation is conducted offline in principle, we do provide online telepsychological evaluation for clients living abroad. However, it may only be conducted offline depending on the clinician’s decision about the client/child’s state.
The Tree Group has been providing online psychological services since 2003. Among the clients who have received online psychological services, clients without severe crisis showed the same treatment effect online as offline. This is supported by the results of the telepsychological study by the American Psychological Association. The Tree Group provides safe and high-quality online psychological services by using the Microsoft program with high privacy and security level.
The Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation for adult clients is designed to precisely measure the client’s current psychological states, ranging from cognitive/intellectual functioning, personality, emotional, and behavioral patterns to interpersonal relationships. With the data from the evaluation results, Dr. Cho and his clinical team create an individualized evidence-based clinical treatment plan.
The Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation for child and adolescent clients identifies the current psychological struggles and symptoms of the child, but also his or her current English language development and other academic states. The evaluation data plays a crucial role in guiding clinicians to make scientifically informed decisions about creating an individualized clinical treatment plan.
Step 4: Feedback after Comprehensive Psycho-educational Assessment
About a week after the client or child completes the Comprehensive Psycho-educational Assessment, an hour-long feedback is given to his or her parents or guardians based on the assessment data. If both parents are raising the child, then both are asked to participate the feedback about their child’s overall state together.
If the child’s school requests to have the evaluation result sent over, then the same feedback will be provided to the school before we send out the official copy of evaluation report in 4 to 6 weeks. An English copy of psycho-educational evaluation report is required for a child to receive special education in the country of residence or extra hours or adjustments in test settings, such as SAT and ACT.
Step 5: How to Select an Active Learning Psycho-educational Program
The data from the Comprehensive Psycho-educational Assessment helps clearly reveal a child’s current emotional, psychological and language development states and make an accurate diagnosis. The clinician is then able to provide feedback on which psycho-educational program is most suitable for the child. If the parents and guardians agree with the initial treatment goals and plan suggested by the clinician and choose the recommended Active Learning program, then the psycho-educational service officially begins.
The child will join any of the following programs: Bridge School of Life Program; Stream After-School Program; or Summer/Winter Intensive Program. These programs are comprised of at least 1 hour of clinical treatment session and anywhere between 6 and 15 hours of psycho-educational sessions that are designed to treat the child’s language or academic difficulties.
After selecting a program, additional information about detailed schedule and administrative steps will be provided by the primary psycho-educational clinician, and all clinical treatment and psycho-educational sessions are officially booked only after a 4-week installment is paid in full (bank transfer only).
Step 6: Active Learning Psycho-educational Program Begins
On the first day of the program, the child, accompanied by his parent(s) or guardian(s), must arrive at the clinic 10 minutes before the first session begins. Should the program be proceeded online, then both the child and his parent or guardian should log in to our online platform and get prepared to meet the clinician 10 minutes prior to the start of the first session.
Parents or guardians must attend the weekly clinical treatment session where they are asked to share with the primary clinician any emotional behavioral treatment progress they have observed at home throughout the week. The primary clinician then shares the treatment goals for the following week with the parents or guardians while simultaneously proceeding with a treatment session with the child.