psychological assessment

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psychological assessment

Postby trapper » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:49 pm

hi has anyone under gone one of these psychological report can anyone help me to understand why i hav to hav one and what is it like thanks

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby ied53 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:03 pm

lot of questions and the answers will show them how you cope with things or how you have learned to cope with things . Like most of us you have been through a tough time. It is part of the assessent tool and is usually done for those having the care of a relative. I presume they are trying to move you on to a type or order like residence etc. Some times they use the sheets of questions and you tick the answer you choose. Then they evaluate the answer from that. Those I don't like because you can't explain your answer.

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby trapper » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:17 am

thanks ied they hav done that but still more interveiws wanted and with grandson at school on his own i am wondering is this within human rights for the boys an me we hav been throu hell and back and there not stoppin, any one else been here can enlighten us on this thanks

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby Robin D » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:54 am

As far as you are concerned you can refuse anything ..... but you take the risk that the court might take such a refusal as something you don't intend! [V]

As far as the child is concerned we successfully argued to the court that there had been too many adults involved directly with the child and this was having a "harmful" effect. At that point I think he had already been seen by 17 professionals when you counted the child psychiatrist, assistant to the child psych, two different hospital consultants, heaven knows how many social workers, plus 2 Cafcass, play therapist (worse than useless!) Educational psychologist, specialist teachers etc. etc. etc. and all within just over a year. SS wanted him to be assessed and took the matter back to court for directions because we and Cafcass were saying enough is enough. The judge ruled that for him to undergo another assessment was "bordering on abuse" and the psychologist should see us, Mum and Dad but not the child. (Although she met him briefly when visiting the house).

So if you think its having an negative effect, write down everyone that the child has been involved with and present it as evidence. SS may not listen, but the judge is likely to in my experience.

By the way, even after the psychological assessment, SS still wanted yet another independent assessment of us (We were [quote] 'Too good'! However we raised the issue with the judge who asked the barrister for SS 'How is this going to inform the court on anything that that we do not know already?' No sensible answer was forthcoming so the judge ruled against them and listed it for the final hearing! [:)] If you think that this will show nothing new, then by all means challenge it on cost and time grounds. The court has a duty to resolve these cases as soon as possible.

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby trapper » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:16 pm

thank you that is very good information and helpfull i will take it up with my solicitor.

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby trapper » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:18 pm

took up wi solicitor he say leave as is it be over in couple of weeks courts need this info so ive gone with it it seems we hav to ride the storm to the end. today i also got official foster care notice so thats cheered me up also eldest granson passed paedetrion examanation wi flying colours, so seems things are going ok for us touch wood.

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby trapper » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:53 pm

been throu another pyshological assement today it was four hours long it was quite mentaly exhausting

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby Kate » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:50 am

These sorts of things are draining. How do you feel it went?

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby trapper » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:36 am

hi kate i feel it went ok but wont know till december they are comin one more time with me and boys after school and nursery dont know why they hav watched me cook a meal its like they want blood it is stressfull knowing they are coming anyway hav to put up wi it, we see what happens

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Re: psychological assessment

Postby Kate » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:51 pm

It must be very stressful, trapper. Being watched just cooking a meal sounds a bit unnecessary and must make you feel very self-conscious. Hang in there, not too long to go now.


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