Most people, at some point in their lives, experience problems that create difficulties in their daily living. These difficulties can be related to depression, anxiety, personality issues and/or interpersonal problems. When these problems interfere with the person’s ability to function fully in everyday duties, such as work, school, family and relationships, then psychological assessment may be indicated.
Psychological assessment, also known as psychological testing, refers to a specific method psychologists use to arrive at an understanding of a person’s problem areas. First, psychological assessment provides qualitative and quantitative information that supports an initial diagnostic impression. Second, it provides both the psychologist and the patient with valuable insights into the persons’ behavior, skills, thoughts and personality. Third, the overall process of psychological assessment works to help the client explore new and more effective ways to resolve problem areas.
Our assessments provide detailed information regarding a client’s cognitive, behavioral and socio-emotional dimensions in order to establish the proper diagnosis, highlight strengths and weaknesses, and design an effective and appropriate treatment plan.
Our Evaluation Services offer a wide selection of the most up-to-date and appropriate tests. We also have an advanced technological platform for administration, scoring and interpretation of these tests. Psychological testing requires skill, appropriate training and experience to administer and interpret. Nicholas Higgins, PhD, is part of a team of qualified professionals committed to providing the careful focus that this work demands.
A comprehensive report regarding a patient’s cognitive, behavioral and socio-emotional dimensions, in addition to diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Long version and short version available.
An abbreviated report designed primarily for other service providers including psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other clinicians working with the patient.
An evaluation measuring the five principal dimensions of a patient’s vocational functioning to help with college and career selection. These dimensions include: vocational preferences, personality typology, general intellectual capacity, values, and personality functions.
We offer this set of tools to help caregivers in the assessment and management of children, adolescents, and adults affected by ADHD.