Psychological Testing

A very little key will open
a very heavy door.
-Charles Dickens

Psychological Testing

Psychological assessment offers a formal way to measure and classify traits, abilities, feelings, symptoms, and through the use of standardized tests and activities. In addition to assessing personality and emotional functioning, testing can evaluate an individual’s functioning in the area of intellectual ability. Assessment helps identify strengths and weaknesses, facilitates diagnostic decisions, aids treatment planning, and generates recommendations for symptom reduction, treatment interventions, and support services.

The assessment process can typically include extensive interviewing, the observations a Psychologist, review of records, consultations with other professionals, face-to-face testing with objective tests, and self-administered subjective questionnaires, as well as discussion of results.