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Psychological Testing & Assessment is beneficial for increasing your self-awareness and appreciating the complexities of the make-up of your personality. Psychological testing can be beneficial for assessing the symptoms of Attention Deficit, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease), Autism Spectrum Disorder, thought disorders, educational giftedness, educational learning problems/disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, development delays in children, career interests, and level of ability to live independently. Often clients are unsure if they should pursue testing. Here are a few steps to help identify if testing and assessment is the right fit for you:
1. Did someone refer you or your child for an evaluation?
Children or adolescents may be referred by a teacher to understand behavior concerns, attention or hyperactivity symptoms, or academic difficulties. Testing is a good first step to identify the concern and get ideas on what may be helpful. Sometimes a primary care physician recommends psychological testing prior to prescribing medications for depression, anxiety or ADHD. If so, then testing is indicated to help your doctor identify specific symptoms and severity to help them determine if medication is needed.
2. Has there been a recent change in yourself or child?
Are you feeling sad, nervous or having trouble focusing or remembering things? Is this different from how you normally function? Does your child seem sad, withdrawn or angry? Has there been a change in sleeping, eating or socializing patterns? If so, then testing may be the right step to help identify what is going on and identify what to do about it.
3. Are you interested in learning about some struggles that you’ve been having for some time, but just never quite understood?
For adults, you may notice that you’ve struggled with paying attention, but it may not have impacted your daily life until the demands on your time have increased. You may have been struggling with sadness, anxiety, or anger for years and never considered it a problem until now. Or, you may have a pattern of relationship choices that you wonder about. If so, then testing would be helpful in identifying longer-term issues and what steps to take to make some changes if needed.
Steps for Psychological Testing & Assessment
Psychological Testing & Assessment is typically a 3-step process:
Step 1: Testing Interview – This initial 45-minute appointment with a Genesis Psychologist helps to determine which tests are most appropriate for your situation.
Step 2: Testing – You will have an appointment to complete the tests defined in the testing consultation step. The time required can vary based on the tests.
Step 3: Report – this 45-minute appointment with your Genesis Psychologist will focus on reviewing the testing results, any diagnosis (if applicable) and discussing next steps. You will receive a written report summarizing the findings.