SYMMETRY Biopsychosocial Assessments
Biopsychosocial assessments are scientifically validated tests used to review different levels in biological, psychological, and social factors that can be contributing to a problem or problems with a potential trainee. These initial intake include a Physiology Screening, Interactive Self-Inventory, and Cognitive Emotional Checklist.
Initial Assessments Include:
- Physiology Screening
- Interactive Self-Inventory
- Cognitive Emotional Checklist
The Physiology Screen is a tool used to help determine if a client may have metabolic issues that could slow the neurofeedback process.
The Interactive Self-Inventory is a social and approach behavior assessment tool used to measure areas related to toxic stress that may be affecting these behaviors and can be correlated with patterns in the qEEG brain map to further explain and guide therapeutic approaches including neurofeedback.
The Cognitive Emotional Checklist is a standardized psychological test that allows a client to rate the severity of various cognitive and emotional issues they may or may not be experiencing. This checklist is then correlated side by side with qEEG data in the brain map report for easy interpretation.
Trainees complete an initial biopsychosocial intake assessment prior to completing a Quantitative EEG (qEEG) Brain Map and Cognitive Performance Tests.
A Quantitative EEG (qEEG) is a method of analyzing brainwave dysregulation by recording and measuring electrical activity in the brain and results are shown in a simplified Client or Clinical brain map report showing areas of normal and dysregulated patterns in conjunction with the Cognitive Emotional Checklist of the client’s self reporting.
The data is scientifically designed to quantify each specific location measuring beyond a normal range of brainwave activity within 3 standard deviations. The information found is displayed in a topographical brain map that is easily read by a provider and used to create a customized program for neurofeedback training.
This type of assessment is used as a baseline after the initial bio-psycho-social intake assessments are completed and at the end of neurofeedback training to measure pre- and post results.
A qEEG report is provided immediately after submission to the cloud database at Symmetrymaps.com.
This report is used as a guide (not for diagnostic purposes) for those practitioners who plan to utilize neurofeedback as a solo or complimentary service with other treatment modalities.
Cognitive performance tests are scientifically designed to be suggested based on the specific results of the qEEG report.
All 11 tests can be utilized to evaluate baselines and progress in specific cognitive skills, e.g., attention, short term memory, list acquisition, executive function, etc.