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Psychological problems can be complex and difficult to understand. Often, the first step in successful treatment is a thorough assessment, in which your life history, presenting problems and co-occurring symptoms are comprehensively assessed. This assessment is especially helpful for appropriate treatment planning and coordination of care.

Through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic, experienced doctoral students in clinical psychology are available to conduct free, state-of-the art diagnostic interviews for the purpose of facilitating treatment planning and referral. Clinical assessors are closely supervised by Richard Zinbarg, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, affiliate of The Family Institute and faculty member in Northwestern University's psychology department. The diagnostic assessments typically also include completion of standardized questionnaires completed online prior to the diagnostic interview.

Comprehensive in-person diagnostic interviews, which are conducted over the course of one or more two-hour sessions with a clinical assessor, are available for qualified adults (ages 18+).

For more information about this service, please contact Richard Zinbarg, Ph.D. at 847-733-4300, ext. 609.