There are numerous formal psychological tests that exist, and most people will generally not need any completed when seeing me for general psychological treatment.
During your first session, your psychologist will get to know the reasons that have brought you to treatment, understand the type and intensity of symptoms you may be experiencing, and learn about important parts of your life including your family, work and schooling experiences, social life, interests and hobbies.
If you require a formal assessment, your psychologist will discuss this and any related costs with you.
Formal assessments may include:
- IQ testing
- Personality disorder assessment
- Cognitive assessments
- Functional behaviour assessments
- Structured diagnostic testing (usually recommended for Insurance, Court, or Workers Compensation)
With all psychology services, you can decline to take part in any of them, at any time. We work with you to create improvement and gain where you feel you need it most.