Assessment may come in two forms:
formal and informal.
* Formal assessment involves the use of tools such as questionnaires, checklists and rating scales.
*informal assessment the interview/evaluation usually lacks such structure or organization.
The Mental Health Professional or related licensed professional will sometimes start by asking questions of the person being evaluated, but not always. In Mental Health Evaluations the administration of standardized Mental Health Evaluations by a Mental Health Professional, are often a component of the evaluation
An insanity defense will also usually require the defendant to undergo a psychological evaluation.
Courts presiding over child custody conflicts may appoint a forensic evaluator to explore the personalities and behaviors of a child's parents, and to render an opinion about circumstances necessary to provide for a child's best interests.
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