Expert Assessment for Professionals in Highly Accountable Roles
MCAP is appropriate for healthcare providers, pilots, attorneys and business executives. Our program acts as an excellent diagnostic tool to ensure that an individual can practice with reasonable skill and safety. It is designed to accommodate the individual needs of the client while addressing the concerns of the referring entity. We emphasize compassionate advocacy based evaluation while determining issues like fitness for duty and need for treatment interventions.
Issues in the workplace prompting an assessment typically include:
- Substance abuse
- Sexual boundary issues
- Cognitive impairment
- Personality disorders
- Psychiatric issues
- Disruptive behavior
- Anger management
An expert team of board-certified physicians, psychologists and addiction medicine clinicians with decades of successful outcomes administers our Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment over the course of one, two or three days based on the individual needs of the patient and the referring entity. A point person guides the process from start to finish, coordinating discussion among team members and assembling a detailed report that could be used in a deposition or court of law, if necessary.
A comprehensive assessment includes:
- Psychological, psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluations by a board certified addiction psychiatrist and board certified general psychiatrist
- Personality and neurocognitive testing by a board certified neuropsychologist
- Drug use, abuse, and dependence screening
- Toxicology that can include testing of urine, blood, hair, and nails
- Genetic testing that can be used to predict naltrexone response, information that is particularly valuable for our alcohol dependent patients who have varying responses to opioid antagonist drugs.
- Collateral information
- Specialty consultation when necessary, including lab work as determined by the staff and consultation with other board certified specialists at Northwestern Memorial Medical Center, located on the same campus
- Evaluation by a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional addiction counselor and board certified internist
- Special assessments to include family, process addictions, eating disorder consultations, etc.
- Recommendations to referral sources on fitness for duty and return to work
- MCAP assessment is completed within two to three days
The one-day MCAP includes multiple assessments by a psychiatric nurse practitioner, family therapist, addiction specialist, general psychiatrist, addiction psychiatrist and an internist. Medical labs, including urine and hair/nail toxicology for drug screening, and psychological testing, including the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, are performed. Collateral information from personal and professional sources is included and the report is sent to the referral source within one to two weeks.
The two-day MCAP includes everything as the one-day MCAP as well as an additional half day of neurocognitive and psychological testing by a board-certified neuropsychologist. Lab work may be more extensive if indicated and additional assessments with a social worker and family therapist may be added. This additional assessment can include a significant other if present during the MCAP assessment.
In addition to all of the services provided in the two-day MCAP, the three-day assessment includes a full day of psychological testing and specialized assessments. This may include boundary assessments, neurological testing, and additional addiction psychological evaluations.