Psychological Evaluations

Psychological EvaluationThe purpose of a psychological evaluation is to determine specific diagnoses and better identify the etiology of psychological or psychiatric issues. Accurate diagnosis is the key factor in effective treatment. With increased understanding, effective treatment can ensue; there is increased empathy, hope and a clear view of how to start fixing the problem.

Psychological evaluations may include:

  • A general measure of cognitive ability
  • Projective tests
  • Objective measures
  • Inventories
  • Questionnaires

These help identify healthy and unhealthy defense mechanisms. Specific neuropsychological assessments may be utilized as needed to gain a better understanding of etiology or effects of symptoms.