Diagnostic evaluations are conducted to ascertain an appropriate diagnosis when the picture is not as clear.


Personality assessment is helpful in a number of circumstances. They may be requested by a mental health professional to inform treatment planning or as a method to increase insight into relationships or life goals.


When an individual faces deportation, this can be a significant emotional and psychological hardship on their family (spouse, children, or elderly parents).  A hardship evaluation done by a mental health professional is designed to document and explain this hardship to immigration professionals.

In political asylum cases, an individual has been subjected to abuse and mistreatment in a foreign country.