Psychological testing is a methodical examination and assessment to provide objective findings that identify diagnoses, recommend treatment, and procure community resources and assistance. Often, testing is obtained upon referral and recommendation by a clinician who wants a more complete and comprehensive picture of what their client presents with and needs from their treatment. Testing is highly effective of answering challenging questions, providing clarity and insight into psychological processes and experiences, and building understanding of the self.
Testing starts with a question; for example what is my learning style? how does my personality and relational style impact my emotions? Can I qualify for disability support and services? These questions can be identified through a referral by a clinician, and through a thorough interview and consultation prior to starting assessment. Testing questions guide the direction of the testing and set goals for assessment.
In my practice, I provide testing for children, adolescents and adults with the following needs:
- diagnosis and diagnostic clarification
- treatment planning
- personality construction
- intellectual ability
- academic achievement
- learning disorder assessment
- disability assessment
Please contact me to set up a consultation for further information about assessment.
Kelsey J. Harper, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist PSY26415