Gain the empowering insight you need with mental health assessments. Psychological testing is a field within mental health care that uses a variety of tests to gather information about personality, intelligence, interests, and aptitudes, and general mental or cognitive functioning. Psychological evaluations are combined with other sources of information such as client interviews and collateral data about personal, occupational, or medical history. Collateral data is often obtained from chart records or interviews with parents, teachers, spouses, and previous providers.
Why should you complete psychological testing?
- To assist or clarify diagnosis
- To assess a particular area of functioning or disability
- To assist in treatment planning
- To evaluate mental health treatment outcomes
Psychological testing usually requires a referral from another provider like a therapist or other medical professional. Most insurance companies require a prior authorization to complete testing. The staff at Calli will help walk you through the process before anything is scheduled.
The actual testing process is usually completed over 2-3 sessions. The first session consists of an interview with a licensed psychologist. The psychologist then decides the appropriate tests for you. Some of these are done on a computer while others are either presented by the psychologist or completed by the client on paper. Once testing is done, the psychologist compiles the testing data and interprets the results. A feedback session is then scheduled approximately 3 weeks later to review the tests with the client. Recommendations about mental health services are informed by these tests.
Individual mental health providers at Calli may also employ psychological assessment questionnaires to help identify specific symptoms clients may be experiencing, but are having a hard time explaining, or to evaluate progress in the treatment process. These questionnaires are used as a part of intake appointments, individual therapy sessions, or medication management. We do not charge clients any additional fees for these assessments.
The following is a list of the most common psychological evaluations used at the Calli Institute:
- Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1)
- Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test (IVA-2 CPT)
- Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory (MAPI) Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MMCI)
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2 (MMPI – 2)
- Rorschach Inkblot Test
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC – V)
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)
The following are the most common questionnaires used by Calli clinicians:
- Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
- Beck Depression Inventory – II (BDI – II)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 – Item Scale (GAD – 7)
- Mood Disorder Questionnaire
- Multiscale Dissociation Inventory (MDI)
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ – 9)
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