Psychological Assessment is a process that involves gathering information from multiple sources such as tests for normal and abnormal personality, tests of ability or intelligence, tests of interests or attitude, biopsychosocial information, and cognitive abilities. Information is collected about personal, occupational, medical history or legal issues.
Typical types of Psychological Assessments are to provide a diagnosis for treatment settings, to assess a particular area of functioning or disability, to help select the type of treatment or assess treatment outcomes, to help courts decide issues such as child custody or competency to stand trial, and provide career counseling.
A battery of tests takes about 8-10 hours to complete. That time will usually be divided into 2-3 sessions. The Psychologist will provide an extensive report that will vary in length from 7-10 pages.
It will take approximately 2-3 weeks after testing to receive the report. In some cases a report can be generated at a quicker pace if time is an issue. Upon completion of the report the Psychologist will review the report and make treatment recommendations.
The Battery of Tests will vary upon individual needs but in addition the tests will usually include a structured interview, and a psychological report.
Psychological Testing is determined by the Psychologist's hourly rate, differential case details, type of evaluation, report needs and extensiveness, which will be determined at the time of scheduling.
Insurance companies will typically reimburse a portion of psychological testing. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, & Discover) as forms of payment