Psychological testing is a diagnostic tool utilized by a licensed psychologist. It provides for a detailed understanding of the person and their behavior- identifying not just weaknesses of a person, but also their strengths.
Psychological testing often encompasses dozens of research-backed tests and methods for assessing the specific aspects of a person’s psychological makeup. Depending upon what kind of testing is being done, it can last anywhere from 1 1/2 hours to a full day and is done on an outpatient basis.
Psychological testing is divided into four primary types:
- Clinical Interview
- Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (IQ)
- Personality Assessment
- Behavioral Assessment
In addition to these primary types there are other kinds of specialized psychological tests (such as aptitude and career planning). There are also times when testing may be required for other situations such as legal proceedings or to establish causation in a worker's compensation case. If your therapist determines that psychological testing would be a useful tool to maximize the effectiveness of your overall treatment, or you have a situation which calls for specialized testing, we have the expertise to provide you with a productive and accurate psychological assessment.