At Good Counsel, we offer a range of Psychological testing solutions for your needs. If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Psychological testing may sound intimidating, but it's designed to help you.
Psychological tests serve the purpose of diagnosing a problem so that it can be properly treated. Psychologists administer tests and assessments for a wide variety of reasons.
If a person is having problems at work or school, or in personal relationships, tests can help a psychologist understand whether he or she might have issues with anger management or interpersonal skills, or certain personality traits that contribute to the problem. Other tests evaluate whether clients are experiencing emotional disorders such as anxiety or depression.
The underlying cause of a person's problems isn't always clear. For example, if a child is having trouble in school, does he or she have a reading problem such as dyslexia? An attention problem such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Difficulty with impulse control? Psychological tests and assessments allow a psychologist to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it. Some of the tests we offer are: Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (IQ)
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)