Psychological assessments

A Psychological Assessment involves the planned use of interviews (generally semi-structured) and specific psychometric assessments (tests) to answer questions highlighted in a referral. I find that questions are typically around… Read more

A Psychological Assessment involves the planned use of interviews (generally semi-structured) and specific psychometric assessments (tests) to answer questions highlighted in a referral. I find that questions are typically around teasing out complex diagnoses, helping clarify symptoms/coping style/personality, or, specifying the types of therapy and therapist most likely to assist the patient.
The components all play a specific role. The interview helps define the current situation/problems and important elements of personal history. It also engages the patient with the assessment process. The tests themselves act as both lens and lever: getting a unique perspective on relevant issues while also highlighting where and how therapy probably needs to be focused.
When it comes to tests, there are many psychological tests assessing almost any variable you could imagine.

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