Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Treatment Needs (CCA-TN)

Gil Institute's Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Treatment Needs (CCA-TN) is a time-limited specialized intake process conducted by a clinical psychologist with training and experience in the assessment of chronic stress and developmental trauma, including the impact on individual and family mental health and functioning. For particularly complex referrals, referrals for multiple family members, or referrals that include uncertainty about the priority service need, the CCA-TN is offered as an extended confidential intake process to either secure an appropriate Gil Institute service, or to provide clinical consultation with a recommendation for services outside of Gil Institute. Safety considerations and concerns are discussed at the outset to determine if emergency services should be secured prior to therapy services. The CCA-TN written summary can serve as a roadmap for individual and family recovery needs at the time of the referral by pinpointing specific concernsregarding developmental, psychological, psychosocial, and relational functioning.


The CCA-TN process requires a minimum of 3 hours to complete a 90-minute clinical interview; review current and relevant information; and provide a written summary of impressions and priority treatment needs. This information gathering process is intended to offer informed diagnostic impressions, responsive clinical impressions, and service recommendations that might include individual, family, couple, group, or parent-child therapy services. A brief written summary to synthesize information before arriving at explicit recommendations is provided. When clinically appropriate, the CCA-TN summary can be provided to a Gil Institute provider for a clinical intake to initiate the service recommendation, or the referring party can use the summary to explore services outside Gil Institute. The clinical interview phase of this process can be completed in person, by phone, or by way of HIPAA approved video conferencing("Zoom").