Psychological Testing

The Testing Team at Community Reach Center offers a variety of testing services for all ages.  The team is comprised of Doctoral Psychology Interns and Staff Psychologists.  Psychological assessment can help with the following:

  • Diagnostic Clarification
  • Treatment recommendations
  • Rule out or confirm thought disorders, cognitive/social abilities, and more
  • Ability to live independently and maintain employment
  • Assess validity of symptomatology

 

The Psychological Testing Process
  • Testing generally takes place over 1 or 2 sessions.
  • The evaluator will prepare a written report that summarizes findings and provides recommendations.
  • The evaluator will contact the referring therapist to schedule a feedback session. Whenever possible, evaluators aim to discuss results jointly with clients and referring therapists.
  • The referring therapist will receive a copy of the testing report. The client will receive a summary report, and may request a full report from Medical Records.

 

Types of Evaluations Offered
Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Clinical interview, mental status exam, cognitive assessment, objective and/or projective personality assessment. Provides diagnostic clarification, recommendations for treatment intervention, and treatment prognosis.

Developmental Disability Assessment

  • Clinical interview, mental status exam, cognitive assessment, evaluation of adaptive functioning. Provides indication of level of functioning, behavioral planning, and treatment recommendations.

Parent-Child or Sibling Interactional Evaluation

  • An evaluator will observe the interaction of individuals (usually a parent-child dyad) to determine the nature of their interactions and make recommendations for visitation, parenting-related intervention, etc.