What is a Psychological Evaluation?

Psychological testing typically includes a comprehensive evaluation of intellectual, academic, and/or emotional functioning. The evaluation will require direct contact, interviewing, and testing. Information may also be collected from schools, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals involved in your case.

Tests will be selected, administered, scored, and interpreted based upon your presenting concerns and in keeping with the rules set forth by the American Psychological Association. Psychological testing can provide valuable insight
into strengths, weaknesses, and behaviors.

Risks are minimal; however, one has to consider that psychological tests are merely tools that may have certain limitations. Despite possible extensive testing, there are uncertainties in measurements that the tests may fail to reveal. Moreover, results of the tests may only be relevant for a certain period and must often be updated to remain valid and reliable.