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The Psychology Institute of Las Vegas is a professional and licensed behavioral health organization that specializes in helping individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their personal goals, while improving their competence, capacity, and productivity.
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Behavioral health services are available for children, adolescents, adults, and families. PILV implements a variety of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioral techniques and family systems theory strategies to effect change and improve the overall quality of life.
When behavioral health symptoms seem overwhelming to individuals and/or their primary health care providers, psychological evaluations can facilitate diagnostic clarity and guide more effective treatment interventions. PILV also completes Compensation and Pension evaluations for Veterans.
In compliance with Nevada State Laws, a court can rule in favor of a request that an individual(s) be assessed and receive treatment for an alleged psychological/behavioral concern or identify issues related to ability to work or parent a child. A Forensic Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation that is referred directly by the court(s) to a licensed psychologist. The assessment often involves identifying a standardized assessment protocol in effort to answer questions identified by the court. The psychologist provides a comprehensive written report to the court with recommendations for each individual case.
COURT ORDERED EVALUATIONS AND TREATMENTS
An Educational Assessment is a service provided by a licensed psychologist to provide both children and adults with an understanding of their intellectual and developmental functioning as it relates to their achievement abilities in reading, written expression, mathematics, and executive functioning. Difficulties such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other Learning Disabilities are identified through the administration and interpretation of standardized psychological tests and other diagnostic information gathering techniques. Other diagnostic concerns related to social anxiety, test anxiety, reactive trauma, and depression are also evaluated as possible contributors to a patient’s difficulties. A written report is provided to the patient and/or family members and includes an explanation of the testing process, interpretation of results and recommendations for the future so patients can access accommodations in academic and/or employment settings.
BEHAVIORAL MEDICAL TESTING
Psychological Assessments are often required for pre-surgical candidates for spinal cord stimulation surgeries and for bariatric surgery procedures. Medical doctors are often required to have their patients undergo a psychological assessment prior to scheduling a major surgery. This type of psychological evaluation may or may not involve standardized testing. The psychologist works with the patient to identify any psychological difficulties that may be affecting pain management procedures and bariatric procedures. Standardized testing may be utilized to help determine whether there are any at-risk behavioral issues that could potentially interfere with a patient’s adjustment to surgery. A written report is provided to the referring physician to better assist medical providers with their individualized treatment approach for each patient.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING THERAPY (EMDR)
EMDR is a psychotherapy that is provided by a certified EMDR therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for trauma and intrusive thoughts. EMDR is effective in reducing the emotional charge of memories including intrusive pain and anxiety. By reducing the emotional intensity of painful memories, emotions can become easier to manage and the memories no longer trigger the same response. EMDR is an effective treatment for those with Post-Traumatic Stress