What is a psychological assessment?
Psychological assessment, also known as psychological testing, is conducted by a trained psychologist to better understand an individual and provide valuable insights into the individual's behavior, skills, thoughts and personality.
What are the benefits of psychological assessments to individuals?
Common purposes for psychological testing include: screening for the presence or absence of common mental health conditions; making a formal diagnosis of a mental health condition; assessment of changes in symptom severity; and monitoring client outcomes across the course of therapy.
- Psychological testing can be a useful aid for individuals to utilise when seeking employment in certain industries, such as law enforcement. Potential employees may also find it valuable to conduct a psychological assessment to ensure they are a suitable candidate for a specific occupation.
- New research also suggests that psychological assessments and ongoing treatment can improve the outcomes for those undergoing surgeries such as back surgery and for those having cosmetic procedures, such as gastric bands and gastric sleeves.
- Students who require a report for university might also be interested in a Wellbeing Assessments.
Which tests are conducted during a Psychological Assessment?
A variety of instruments are used to assess mental health and wellbeing. At the London Psychologist Clinic we use a combination of clinical interviews and psychological profiling resources to help build up an accurate picture of your psychological needs.