What is a psychological assessment?

A psychological assessment seeks to provide information about a specific question pertaining to psychological, cognitive, or emotional functioning using standardized and empirically validated tools chosen by the clinician.  The results can be of great value in accessing specialized services, qualifying for educational or occupational accommodations, clarifying the nature of emotional or cognitive symptoms, and designing treatment interventions. 

Psychological assessments typically include:

  • 1-hour intake

  • 2-8 hours of testing. This can vary greatly depending on the issue and referral questions that need to be addressed.

  • 2-4 hours of scoring

  • 3-6 hours of report writing

  • 1-hour feedback session.

 

These guidelines can vary depending on the referral questions that need to be addressed, as well as whether prior testing has been performed.