Adult ADHD Assessment Process at EBTC

  1. Call or E-mail our office at Evidence Based Therapy Centre:
  • If you are an adult aged 17 years or more and you are interested in an ADHD assessment, please call our office at 091-727777 or email us at admin@ebtc.ie to ask any questions you may have and to find out more.
  1. Check your Post:
  • Should you decide you would like to discuss your concerns or queries further, we will book you in for an initial consultation with Sharon, Senior Clinical Psychologist.
  • We will post a copy of consent forms and questionnaires for you to review, complete, and sign.
  1. At your initial consultation
  • You will be asked to come to the EBTC office to meet with Sharon.
  • This appointment will last for 1 hour and will be an opportunity 
    • speak about any concerns you have and the reasons for coming for assessment
    • to consider what you want from the process and what a diagnosis would mean for you 
    • to discuss who might be a reliable informant for you to nominate
    • Please note: The cost of this consultation will be incorporated into the cost of the full assessment – you will pay for the consult at the point of booking but if you go on for a full assessment, this fee will be taken off the full price of the assessment. 
  • At the end of the appointment, you and Sharon will decide whether to go ahead with the full ADHD assessment or not. If you do decide to go ahead, we will schedule the assessment date with you directly. 
  • You will be required to pay 50% of the fee at the point of booking and the balance will need to be paid when you attend for the assessment. (Please see our booking and cancellation policy regarding our fees.
  1. At your first assessment visit:
  • You will attend the EBTC office along with your nominated informant, for up to 3 hours. 
  • You and Sharon will then review what the visit will look like, which will include time to get to know you better and feel comfortable.
  • This first assessment will involve completing a structured diagnostic interview for ADHD and this will take up to 2 hours.   
  • Your informant (if available) will provide information about what you are like. Ideally, this person will also be able to share what you were like in childhood.
  • When appropriate, you or your informant may be asked to wait in the waiting room while we speak alone to you or your informant.
  • At the end of the assessment, we will book in a time for the second assessment visit.
  1. At the second assessment visit:
  • During the second assessment visit, we will explore in more detail your medical and developmental history, alongside other areas of your life, including mental health, current functioning at home, in work, and socially. We will also discuss your experiences in school and if applicable, college.
  • At the end of this visit, we will arrange a time to meet to discuss the findings of the assessment and share the report.
  1. Possible follow-up assessment visit:
  • Occasionally, we may recommend an additional visit to complete a further diagnostic interview or tests to better understand your needs (namely cognitive, neurodevelopmental, adaptive, and/or mental health). Additional information might be required to enable a more accurate identification of the presence of ADHD, as well as to guide the preparation of recommendations for you.
  • This would incur additional costs that Sharon would discuss with you, if appropriate. 
  1. Assessment Feedback and Recommendations:
  • Our aim is for the report and feedback session to take place 3 weeks after the assessment. This may vary if there is missing information, co-existing problems, or further assessment was required.
  • You will be asked to come back to the EBTC office to meet with Sharon. 
  • This appointment will last for up to 1 hour and will cover
    • The findings from the assessment
    • Recommendations following the assessment
    • Space for you to ask any questions you might have 
  • After the feedback appointment, Sharon will send a copy of your report to your GP, for their information. If there are any other professionals involved that you would like to share the report with, this can also be arranged. 
  1. Post-diagnosis review 
  • If you would like additional support or to discuss the outcome of the assessment further, Sharon will be happy to meet with you. There would be an additional charge for these sessions.