Behavioral Health Assessment for Professionals
Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program
The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (VCAP) is designed for adult professionals experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns that affect their work behavior or quality, such as addiction, burnout, disruptive conduct and stress. Our multidisciplinary team works closely with our clients to explore and understand underlying issues. We provide consultation with the client's workplace on a need-to-know basis. Together, our team, the client and the workplace design a plan to resolve the client's underlying issues, enhance personal growth and promote professional success.
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Our highly trained mental health professionals offer help in urgent/emergency mental health situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about our Psychiatric Assessment Service.
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Concerns We Address
We help professionals address a range of emotional and behavioral concerns, including:
- Cognitive decline
- Cognitive impairment
- Disruptive conduct
- Personal and professional boundaries
Why Choose the Comprehensive Assessment Program at Vanderbilt
- Knowledge and experience
We are the only program in the Southeast – and one of only a few in the nation – to offer comprehensive psychological, psychiatric and social evaluation for professionals. Since the program began in 2002, we have provided assessments for more than 800 professionals.
- Personalized care
We understand that every case is unique. We evaluate each individual's case using consultants and experts within Vanderbilt and the local professional community. With your permission, we may contact referral sources, complainants, family members and professional or business associates to establish a more complete perspective of your situation. Together, we will design a plan to resolve underlying issues, enhance personal growth and promote professional success.
- Privacy and discretion
We consult with your workplace and other specialists on a need-to-know basis. Your assessment records are kept separate from Vanderbilt’s electronic records system to ensure confidentiality and protect your privacy.
- Follow-up and monitoring
Your customized treatment plan allows for ongoing support and measurable follow-up. We can provide monitoring and follow-up services in certain situations, including addiction recovery or medication management. We may also provide reassessment to assure compliance with past recommendations.
- Referral and support resources
Through our extensive network of resources, we can provide recommendations and referrals for addiction treatment, psychiatric hospitalization or follow-up, or individual, marital or family therapy. Your plan may also include resources for continuing education courses, books and video materials.
Services We Provide
Comprehensive behavioral health assessments take two to four days and are performed in an outpatient setting on the Vanderbilt campus in Nashville, Tennessee. These intensive evaluations may include:
- Addiction evaluation and screening
- Cognitive screening
- Complete physical exam
- Family history/genogram
- Neuropsychological testing
- Polygraph exam, as needed
- Psychological interview and testing