Civil Competency Evaluation
Civil competency (sometimes referred to as a multidisciplinary) evaluations consist of clinical interviews, intellectual, functional, neuropsychological, personality testing (as indicated) and review of collateral sources of information. In most cases, the goal of a civil competency evaluation is to establish an adult’s functional capacity. These are often requested in cases where an adult’s ability to manage their own affairs is in question and the determination of whether they will benefit from the appointment of a power of attorney or guardian of person and/or estate is needed. A final report will provide evidence-based opinions on these specific psycholegal questions in order to assist the courts or clerks of courts in making appropriate findings in these cases. Specific recommendations to support improved functioning are also provided.