Specialty Services

Assessment Services

The Trauma Center provides an array of specialized outpatient evaluation and testing services at our Brookline and Acton clinics and at an off-site location in Winchester, MA for children and adults of all ages. We are also able to offer evaluation services in a residential setting for girls and young women. Additional fees apply. Contact our Director of Clinical Services, Marla Zucker, Ph.D. (x219) for details.

Our assessment services are available to local, regional and national clients on a self-pay basis only. Please note that evaluations for out-of-state clients are conducted during a one-week period, for which there is an extra flat charge of $1,000 due to the intensive scheduling demands for the evaluator.

If you need a place to stay during the assessment process, lodging is available at several nearby inns and hotels.

Comprehensive Adult Trauma Evaluation

Cost: $3,400. Self-pay service.
For: Adults.
Referral: Clinician or self-referral.

Purpose: Trauma specialty evaluation providing clinical and developmental formulation, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, disposition and recommendations for continued primary and adjunctive intervention for clients with history of complex adaptation to histories of chronic or severe trauma, maltreatment and neglect, unsuccessful treatment, puzzling clinical presentations, or dissociative disturbance.

Service Components: Comprehensive six-hour in-person clinical evaluation with client/family; telephone consultation to current provider; Trauma Center Developed questionnaire battery; detailed integrated clinical report including basic history, clinical formulation, treatment recommendations, and assistance with referrals to local specialty providers.


Conducted by: Select Trauma Center Clinical and Supervisory staff.

Contact- Director of Clinical Services, Marla Zucker, Ph.D. x219

Additional Assessment Service Components for Adults*

Intelligence and Academic Achievement Psychoeducational Testing
Cost: $1000

Personality and Projective Psychological Testing
Cost: $1000

Neuropsychological Testing (includes Intelligence Testing): Utilizes a client-tailored, process approach in order to localize and assess the nature and extent of deficits and strengths within and across domains of neurocognitive functioning based on clients' presenting difficulties.
Cost: $2300

Psychopharmacological Evaluation
Cost: $1150


*Please note: These additional components may be added to the Comprehensive Trauma Evaluation but will not be conducted separately.

Comprehensive Child & Adolescent Trauma Evaluation

Cost: $3,400. Self-pay service.
For: Children and adolescents.
Referral: Clinician or caretaker/guardian-referral.


Purpose: Trauma specialty evaluation providing clinical and developmental formulation, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and recommendations for intervention for children and adolescents with histories of exposure to trauma and maltreatment. Goals of these evaluations include assessing the likelihood of traumatic exposure; understanding the child's experience of the trauma; assessing the impact on child and family functioning; and providing recommendations for treatment and other services.

Service Components: Comprehensive clinical evaluation with client and family; telephone consultation to current provider; projective drawings completed with child; trauma-focused standardized assessment measures completed by child and/or caretakers; review of previous records; integrated clinical report including clinical formulation and treatment recommendations, and assistance with referrals to local specialty providers.

Conducted by: Select Trauma Center Clinical and Supervisory Staff.

Contact: Child Evaluation Coordinator, Heather Finn, LICSW, x502.

Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse Evaluation

Cost: $4,500. Self-pay service.
For: Children and adolescents.
Referral: Clinician or caretaker/guardian-referral.

Purpose: Similar purpose and goals as the Comprehensive Trauma Evaluation. When referral questions involve sexual abuse, the evaluation follows the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) guidelines for evaluations, providing forensically-informed clinical evaluations of children and adolescents with suspected or confirmed histories of sexual abuse.

Service Components: Comprehensive clinical evaluation with client and family; telephone consultation to current provider; projective drawings completed with child; Touch Continuum completed with child; trauma-focused standardized assessment measures completed by child and/or caretakers; review of previous records; integrated clinical report including clinical formulation and treatment recommendations, and assistance with referrals to local specialty providers.

Conducted by: Select Trauma Center Clinical and Supervisory Staff.

Contact: Child Evaluation Coordinator, Heather Finn, LICSW x502.

Additional Assessment Service Components for Children and Adolescents*

Intelligence and Academic Achievement Psychoeducational Testing
Cost: $1000

Personality and Projective Psychological Testing
Cost: $1000

Neuropsychological Testing (includes Intelligence testing): Utilizes a client-tailored, process approach in order to localize and assess the nature and extent of deficits and strengths within and across domains of neurocognitive functioning based on clients' presenting difficulties.
Cost: $2300


*Please note: These additional components may be added to Comprehensive Trauma and Sexual Abuse Evaluations but will not be conducted separately.

Trauma Focused Evaluation in a Residential Setting

In partnership with our sister agency, Walden Street School, the Trauma Center is pleased to be able to offer its fully array of comprehensive evaluation and testing services within a pleasant and secure residential setting suitable for girls and young women aged 12 to 22. Click here for complete details of this new service offering.

Brief Master Case Consultation-(clinician-referred only)

Cost: $1,700
For: Most appropriate for stable, mature clients age 40 plus who have successfully maintained a long term treatment relationship, but who may have reached a "stuck" point or other critical juncture in treatment.
Referral: Clinician or self-referral.

Purpose: Focused-service for clients working with trauma-speciality clinicians. Designed to address a specific clinician-posed treatment question in effort to refine or enhance current services.

Service Components: Targeted two hour brief in-person consultation with client; one-hour telephone consultation with current provider; Trauma Center Developed questionnaire battery; and brief, two-page report including summary and treatment recommendations.

Conducted by: Select members of the Trauma Center's nationally recognized Senior Training Faculty.

Contact-Executive Director, Joseph Spinazzola x215.

NOW ENROLLINGVIEW ALL>>

CHILD BIOFEEDBACK STUDY at the Trauma Center

MORE INFO>>

Now Offering Neurofeedback Services at the Trauma Center

MORE INFO>>

Now Offering Intensive Residential Evaluation & Treatment Program for Girls and Boys aged 12-22

MORE INFO>>

Women's Behavioral Coping Skills Group

Women's & Men's Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes