Our psychologists are trained do a wide array of neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for individuals age six and over. Our staff employ a combination of psychological and neuropsychological testing instruments such as IQ/achievement tests, memory assessments, attention and concentration measures, and objective and projective personality tests.
If you need educational, psychological, or neuropsychological evaluation, our office staff can help you schedule with the appropriate clinician. Some of the issues that testing may be appropriate for are highlighted below.
We also perform evaluations for physicians, attorneys, Workers’ Compensation, probation and parole, and public defenders. We also accept self referrals for evaluations for individuals.
Other evaluations we can perform include (but are not limited to):
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Dr. Steven Akeson has worked at NASM for over 20 years, and is experienced in performing evaluations and in providing therapy.
TYPES OF EVALUATIONS INCLUDE:
DR. AKESON ALSO SEES PATIENTS FOR THERAPY, SPECIALIZING IN:
Dr. Akeson graduated from The School of Psychology at Forest Institute in 1995 with his degree in Clinical Psychology. He completed his postdoctoral residency at Forest Clinics and Lakeland Regional Hospital in 1996 with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Akeson is licensed in the state of Missouri and has been in private practice at Neuropsychological Associates of Southwest Missouri since 1996. He served as Adjunct Professor at The School of Psychology at Forest Institute from 2000 to 2015, teaching courses in Objective Assessment, Advanced MMPI, Advanced Psychological Assessment, Report Writing, Psychopathology, and Biological Basis of Psychology. He also supervised practicum students and interns, and served on dissertation committees. He is a psychological consultant for Social Security Disability Determinations. He was the Director of Clinical Training at Neuropsychological Associates from 1998 to 2009. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors, Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium from 2003 to 2005. He has been a guest speaker for the Missouri Employer Committee and the Kansas Department of Labor. He is also engaged in a professional research group that has published independent research.
Dr. Dale Halfaker has lived and worked in Springfield, Missouri since 1990. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in 1988. He has over 25 years of experience in working with people who have sustained injuries. He is well versed in the treatment and evaluation of individuals in the Workers’ Compensation system and Personal Injury cases, doing evaluations for both plaintiff and defense.
Dr. Halfaker’s practice has frequently brought him into the medico-legal context, sometimes as a treating psychologist, others as a retained expert. Because of that, he is accustomed to performing detailed record reviews, case consultation, and formulating reports and opinions suitable to providing testimony in depositions, hearings, and before court. He is experienced in dealing with psychological/neuropsychological issues associated with explaining the nature of injury; psychological ramifications of injury, impairment and disability; causation, reasonable and necessary treatment , and long-term outcome or prognosis.
Dr. Lindsay Vo is a licensed psychologist who completed two years of fellowship for specialization in clinical neuropsychology from Central Arkansas Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems (Arkansas) and Neuro-Psychology Associates (Massachusetts). She provides evaluation services to a wide range of individuals. She is experienced in using a holistic approach to evaluation in order to identify the next steps towards better functioning or quality of life. She is also accustomed to working with language interpreters in neuropsychological evaluation.
TYPES OF EVALUATIONS INCLUDE:
If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.
Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355
Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132
National Help Line: Call or Text 988