What is psychological testing?
It provides you with comprehensive, valid, and objective information that
helps with diagnosis, personality structure and functioning, addiction
potential, and treatment.
Psychological assessments provide accurate data to assist in answering a
variety of difficult questions such as an individual’s emotional state at
that time in their life. It can also assess an individual’s coping ability,
stressors, relationships, depression, and anxiety to name a few areas.
What are the advantages of Psychological Testing?
- - It demonstrates an individual’s
strengths and weaknesses
- - It assesses for psychological disorders
- - It demonstrates strengths and weaknesses
in the work environment
- - It evaluates an individual’s coping
skills and defenses
- - It measures traits and abilities that
can lead to difficulties
- - It looks at feelings and beliefs that
can interfere in one’s life
Who administers a Psychological Tests?
A psychologist is the only mental health professional who has the training
and educational background to administer psychological tests.
How is a psychologist different from other mental health
Psychologists are "Doctors", but they are not medical doctors.
A psychologist has attained both a four-year college degree in Psychology,
and has completed an additional 5 to 7 years of full-time graduate study
resulting in a doctoral degree. Psychologists also complete a doctoral
dissertation, which is an original research project contributing to the
field of psychology.