Psychological assessments are carried out for various reasons. Typically, a clinical assessment interview will be conducted to get a general overview of the problem, the client, and the contexts and systems within which they live. It is also used to ascertain how the problem developed in the person’s life and what type of intervention, if any, is needed. Assessment is an on-going process even when therapy begins as new Information often comes up and changes happen over time.
Other methods of psychological assessment include observation, getting reports from other people/professionals Involved in the client’s life (with the client’s permission) and psychometric assessment. Psychometric assessment involves the use of tests or rating scales to investigate and measure traits, moods, symptoms, intellect, behaviours, and emotions, to name a few. Psychometric measures are standardised, which allows comparisons to be made with the client’s report and what would be a typical response from similar others. Cognitive psychometric assessment is useful for measuring functioning of the brain. So, for example, this would involve using a psychometric test to assess for memory, attention, Concentration, and learning difficulties.
The following types of psychological assessments are undertaken at PrivateGP:
- Diagnostic psychological assessments using a wide range of clinical psychological tests and neuropsychological tests, including intelligence (IQ), cognitive, Memory, personality tests.
- Neuropsychological assessments of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as epilepsy, head injury, strokes (CVA), memory problems, brain tumours, dementia, etc.
- Medico-legal assessments, more especially neuropsychological assessments of head Injury, and preparation of court reports.
- Clinical psychological assessments for private patients and insurance-related requirements.
If you would like a psychological assessment carried out for yourself, a family member or for one of your employees or clients please do not hesitate to ring the practice and book a consultation. We recommend that patients initially see one of the practice GP’s who will then be able to refer you to the most appropriate clinical psychologist or CBT practitioner.
If you would like to book an appointment please call us on 0116 2700 373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.