The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented stress and trauma for front-line health-care workers. This evidence-based guidance can help psychologists conduct a diagnostic “intake” evaluation with a front-line health-care professional during the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, here are two clinical templates for psychologists to use or modify as needed. The first template, the Adult Health History form (DOC, 87KB), is to be completed by the patient before a telehealth session. The second template, the Psychological Diagnostic Assessment (DOC, 92KB) is completed by the clinician during the evaluation with a patient.
The overarching rules for the assessment is to “Be Genuine. Express Empathy.” Frame the visit as a consultation.