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
  • Assess relative severity of symptomatology
  • Adaptive functioning/daily living skills
  • Evaluate 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.


 Diagnostic Evaluations:

  • A battery of tests is designed to address the specific referral question(s) prompting referral, which may be narrow or broad in scope.  
  • Clinical interview with individual being evaluated and relevant collateral sources.
  • Mental status exam and cognitive assessment.
  • Objective and/or projective personality assessment, depending upon the referral question(s). 
  • Summary of background information/relevant history, diagnostic impressions, summary of findings, and recommendations for treatment intervention.


Parent-Child or Sibling Interactional Evaluations:

  • 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.