Can we conduct online assessments for new and existing clients, as in-person is not possible at this moment?
Tele-psychotherapy guidelines released by NIMHANS do not cover any psychological testing and are limited to offering therapy services. However, clinical assessment through interviews is recommended to identify the areas of difficulty and reach a provisional diagnosis as well as understand suitability of tele-psychotherapy. In case of new clients, in-person detailed evaluation is strongly recommended to understand the areas of difficulty and provisional diagnoses. The psychotherapist must reach a provisional diagnosis before making further decisions about needed services.
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