Clinical assessment is a way of diagnosing and planning treatment for an individual, that involves evaluating someone in order to figure out what is wrong. There are many types of psychological assessments, all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses.
A clinical interview is a discussion in which the psychologist asks specific, open-ended questions in order to assess a client’s thoughts, behaviors and feelings. It is often referred to as a conversation with a purpose. This is most often done in your first session.
The essence of the clinical interview is to get a good grasp on how the patient sees his or her situation and to try to get a clear picture of what the patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors are when she is not in your office.
We offer the following assessments:
– Cognitive assessments
– Subject choice/ career counselling assessments
– Neuropsychological assessments
Psychological assessments can be utilized to determine or identify an individual’s emotional functioning, intellectual ability, aptitude, personality style, interests or behavior. This not only informs the appropriate intervention, it also provides good insight into making important decisions in ones life.
Cognitive assessments encompass assessing an individual’s cognitive abilities, such as memory, problem solving, numerical ability and intellectual (IQ) functioning. Through this assessment, a professional is able to determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and developmental areas.
Subject choice assessments consider an individual’s cognitive abilities, interests, and personality style as a means to determine which subjects she or he is most suited for. Career assessment process provides an indication of which vocations are best suited to an individual by assessing her or his interests, personality style, skills, values and cognitive ability. It is recommended for individuals who are ready to enter the working world and for adults in a period of career transition.
A neuropsychological assessment evaluates an individual’s cognitive functioning and is used to evaluate the consequences of brain injury or damage