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.
- 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.