CAS Psychological Assessments are conducted to determine psychological capacity for primary and secondary psychological issues.
This assessment entails conducting a detailed interview and psychometric assessment with the injured person to assess their current psychological symptoms and to determine their psychological capacity for return to work purposes.
The assessment comprises of: Detailed Structured Interview, Structured Risk Assessment, Mental State Exam, Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and a review of referral documentation.
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is one of the most frequently used personality tests in mental health. The test is used by trained professionals to assist in identifying personality structure and psychopathology. Relevant to a range of contemporary applications, the MMPI-2 instrument is the most widely used and widely researched test of adult psychopathology. Used by clinicians to assist with the diagnosis of mental disorders and the selection of appropriate treatment methods, the MMPI-2 test continues to help meet the assessment needs of mental health professionals in an ever-changing environment.
A new and psychometrically improved version of the MMPI-2 has recently been developed employing rigorous statistical methods that were used to develop the RC Scales in 2003. The new MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) has now been released by Pearson Assessments. The MMPI-2-RF produces scores on a theoretically grounded, hierarchically structured set of scales, including the RC Scales. The modern methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF were not available at the time the MMPI was originally developed. The MMPI-2-RF builds on the foundation of the RC Scales, which have been extensively researched since their publication in 2003.