Psychological testing (assessment) is a broad set of procedures that psychologists are uniquely qualified to offer. Testing can help with diagnostic clarification and discernment in the following areas:
Specific Learning Disabilities
Determine need for Classroom Accommodations or Standardized Testing Accommodations
Executive Function Difficulties (Executive Dysfunction)
Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia and related conditions)
Substance Abuse and Treatment Planning
Career Planning/Determining Vocational Direction
Pre-Marital Discernment/Pre-Marital Counseling
Identification of Obstacles & Treatment Planning for Couples Therapy
Autism/Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Understanding Normal Variations in Personality Style and Team/Group Dynamics
Beyond the use of psychological testing as a diagnostic tool, perhaps the most powerful use of these procedures is to increase self-understanding, sense of agency, and to help other people in one’s life (i.e. parent, teach, spouse) have greater compassion and understanding for what an individual is experiencing.
My approach to assessment is collaborative and my clients have an integral role in developing the questions to be addressed during the testing process. In addition, my clients’ input is usually essential during the results discussion session/s, during which time we discuss the test findings, explore what the results mean, and discuss appropriate recommendations based on what the assessment data reveals.