Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Psychological testing and evaluation, sometimes called psychological assessment, involves a series of tests that help a qualified therapist determine the cause of mental health symptoms. The goal of this type of testing is to identify the correct diagnosis and provide the appropriate treatment. The underlying cause of the problems someone is facing isn't always clear and tests can help provide clarity for a wide variety of issues. For example, if a child is struggling in school, they may undergo tests for learning disabilities. Evaluations can also help identify things like personality traits, anger management issues, anxiety, depression, interpersonal skills, memory, ADHD and more. If you are interested in psychological tests and evaluation, contact one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

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Clinical neuropsychological evaluation clarifies the brain-behavior relationship and provides a comprehensive cognitive snapshot of an individual. The evaluation involves a clinical interview, review of records, and testing.

— Marlene Garza, Psychologist in New York, NY

Often the symptoms of a psychological disorder are obvious, such as when a child experiences academic and social problems at school, or an adult struggles to maintain personal and professional relationships due to anger issues, but the cause of the problem is not always clear. Psychological testing and evaluation consists of a series of tests that help determine the cause of psychological symptoms and disorders, to determine the correct diagnosis and follow up with the appropriate treatment.

— Jacqueline Santana Sparber, Psychologist in Homestead, FL

I have training in psychological assessment and currently supervise doctoral trainees as they assess clients.

— Claire Reclosado-Baclay, Psychologist in Vallejo, CA

Many older adults experience a degree of change in certain cognitive domains as they age. However, marked changes such as significant memory loss are not a part the normal aging process. If you or someone you care about are experiencing concerning changes in areas such as memory, attention, language, visuospatial skills, and/or executive functioning (i.e., higher-order thinking skills like planning, organizing, and multitasking), it is advisable to schedule an evaluation.

— Natalie Regier, Clinical Psychologist in Bethesda, MD

A neuropsychological assessment is a specialty exam that tests a person's thinking skills such as attention, memory, processing speed, and executive function. After thorough medical record review, in-person interview and testing, I will provide you results about current cognitive skills and possible diagnoses.

— K Wortman, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

There are so many reasons a person may need to complete psychological testing. Psychological testing allows me to take a deep dive into a person’s psychological functioning. We have decades of research to support the use of different tests to help make good clinical treatment decisions. I specialize in conducting Personality Testing, Diagnostic Clarification, Emotional Support Animal Evaluation, Forensic Evaluations, and Risk Assessments.

— Dr. Angela Webb, Clinical Psychologist in Bonne Terre, MO

Quintessential Health provides comprehensive psychological testing for a variety of mental health concerns in children, adolescent, and adult populations. We provide educational and workplace accommodations when necessary.

— Quintessential Health, Clinical Psychologist in ,

She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2010 and Vanderbilt University Divinity School with a Master in Theological Studies in 2011. Having more than a decade of diverse experiences in the mental healthcare field, Jeaninne specializes in psychiatric medication management and has completed Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems therapy.

— Jeaninne Blackwell, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Towson, MD

Administration of intelligence, personality, projective, neuropsychological, achievement, and vocational assessments. Areas of assessment include diagnosis (DSM), prescreening for hospitalization, surgical procedure, mental status screens, parenting, disability, competency, forensic, court evaluations.

— Peter O'Donnell, Psychologist in Bellefonte, PA

You aren't sure if you need therapy but you have some big questions about yourself. If you are wondering if something is wrong with you, or just the world you live in, an evaluation can get you answers. But you don't feel comfortable spilling your guts to a stranger and are worried about what judgement you might have to deal with. I make evaluation a therapeutic process - where you feel completely understood and definitely not judged. Let's look at the big picture together and get some answers!

— Megan Carney, Psychologist in Meridian, ID

I have intensive and doctoral level training and experience conducting psychological testing and forensic evaluation. Please call for pricing and availability.

— Dr. Joi-Sheree Knighton, Psychologist

I’ve completed three post-doctoral fellowships-one in forensics, one in neuropsychology, and one in medical psychology. I can test from preterm birth to age 74. I provide testing for accommodations, disability, immigration, and personal injury, in addition to general psychological, personality, and cognitive/intellectual evaluations.

— Margaret Donohue, Psychologist in Glendale, CA

I have intensive and doctoral level experience performing psychological testing and forensic evaluations. Please call for pricing and availability.

— Dr. Joi-Sheree Knighton, Psychologist

Work in the area of sexual risk management is most effective when it is guided by evidence-based psychological assessments. I am trained in a number of assessment tools that will help us to build an individualized treatment plan to guide our work together. This information can be used to develop strategies for our work or to educate treatment teams (ie. Probation/Parole/Courts) in building effective supervision and treatment plans.

— Brian Finnerty, Licensed Professional Counselor in Collingswood, NJ

I specialize in autism or ADHD assessment for adult only, and do not do other psychological evaluations. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and autism assessor, I focus on behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or ADHD. I analyze and document how observed and reported behaviors meet (or do not meet) diagnostic criteria. Clients receive a comprehensive, in-depth written report of results and diagnosis, and I explain it fully and answer all questions.

— Wendela Marsh, Board Certified Behavior Analyst in , OR

If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Or you may have heard about psychological testing and wonder if you or a family member should be tested. In many ways, psychological testing is similar to medical testing. The results of the tests will help inform develop a treatment plan. Psychological evaluations serve the same purpose. Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s

— Shawn Hales, Psychologist in Towson, MD