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Dedham, MA 02026-2056
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Clinical Services
Strattus Clinical Services to Evaluate Competency

Our Commitment to the Least Restrictive Environment

The philosophy of Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) is pervasive in all of our services. Our committment to including every individual in their own life choices by offering opportunities to pursue optimal independent functioning in the least restrictive environment.

TILL's Clinical Competency Evaluation Team from Strattus

Composed of senior level clinicians, with expertise in the field of developmental disabilities, each possesses specialized experience necessary to appropriately assess decision making by individuals with cognitive differences. The Team is well aware of individuals' differing levels of ability and adheres to the commitment of "least restrictive environment." Dr. Kreder is a board member of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association, an affiliate of the National Guardianship Association.

Why is an evaluation needed?

A formal evaluation is needed to determine if a person is capable of making their own decisions or in need of additional supports such as guardianship and/or conservatorship.

Who is part of the evaluation team?

The competency evaluation for individuals with intellectual disabilities requires a three person team consisting of a licensed psychiatrist, a licensed psychologist and an independently licensed social worker. The competency evaluation for a person with mental health needs consists of a single clinician, either a licensed psychiatrist or a licensed psychologist.

Evaluations are typically done in our Dedham based clinic but offsite arrangements can be made if necessary.

How much will the evaluation cost?

Evaluation costs vary depending on the need for the full Strattus team; a partial team, often the psychologist and social worker dyad; or a single licensed clinician as well as the complexity of the evaluation. Fees are market-based and competitive.

Call Strattus @ TILL for more information

We provide services offsite throughout the greater Boston area at client homes, schools, day treatment and work settings. For additional information about any of our clinic outreach and home based services, or to schedule an intake, contact:

Kim Tamaren, LMHC
Clinic Director
781-329-9365 Ext. 4771

Sharon Kreder, Ph.D.
Vice President
Clinical and Support Services

Visit our website at www.strattusmentalhealth.org

"We are very pleased with the interactions and high quality of services provided to our students by Strattus clinicians and psychiatrist. We look forward to continuing to work with Strattus in the future."

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