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Personal Injury Evaluations and Psychological Trauma

 

Affiliated COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES (ACRS)

DR. Michael Shery, clinical psychology

    2615 Three Oaks Rd. Ste 2A; Cary, IL 60013

www.carypsychology.com 847 275 8236 (24 Hrs); drmike@carypsychology.com

      

                                                                                  

 

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Personal Injury Evaluations

Psychological trauma can result from almost any physical injury, especially if the injury occurs within a life-threatening event. Injuries that are physically disfiguring or those which disable primary adaptive functions are more likely to result in psychological trauma. Additionally, psychological trauma can occur in the absence of any significant physical injury, either as the result of witnessing trauma in others, or following personal escape from serious injury following a traumatic event. Psychological trauma may result in a post traumatic stress response (the most commonly expected diagnosis), but it can also cause depression, simple phobias, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, or dissociation and psychosis. Psychologists also evaluate the functional impact of head injury, such as loss of specific memory functions, cognitive impairment, loss of learning ability, disturbed spatial ability, or amnesia. The evaluation of possible malingering is also considered in psychological evaluations in personal injury cases.

 Possible reasons for psychological consultation in personal injury cases: 

Psychologists may complete evaluations of individuals (interviews and testing) involved in traumatic events to assess their psychological functioning, and to determine if they present with any psychological impairment that is a direct result of that trauma.

  • Psychologists may evaluate the impact of trauma on pre-existing psychological conditions to determine if the trauma has exacerbated those conditions.
  • Psychologists may complete second opinion evaluations on individuals who have already been identified as experiencing the effects of psychological trauma. This is often called an IME (Independent Medical Exam) by insurance carriers, even if the assessment is psychological rather than medical. The goal may be to confirm or challenge the earlier findings, to evaluate the causal relationship between a traumatic event and the identified psychological problem, to assess the effects of treatment thus far, or to determine if additional treatment is indicated or warranted.
  • Psychologists may provide treatment to individuals following identification of psychological trauma. This may be done in conjunction with an evaluation to identify the psychological trauma, or after a diagnosis has been made by another psychologist, or other health professional. 

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Dr. Mike Shery is the director of ACRS and pre-screens injury victims for psychological trauma.to prevent it, when present, from being overlooked in a claim and it’s available nationwide.  He also is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has practiced clinical psychology for approximately 24 years and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including: ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, PHCS, PPONext, Humana Military-Tricare, United Behavioral Health and Beech Street.

  

He is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.  He a member of the American Counseling Association.

 

The office is located in Cary, IL, near Crystal Lake and Algonquin, northern Kane County and in southern McHenry County. In select cases, phone consultations are available for those who don’t live locally> Telephone Counseling.

 

To make an appointment>New Patient Registration  or to learn more about the psychological services he provides call him at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).

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