Psychological Testing in Worcester, MA—IQ, Personality, and Cognitive Testing
Mental health treatment is designed to help us work through life issues that harm or threaten our mental health and emotional wellbeing. There are several forms of mental health treatment, including counseling or therapy, life coaching, and medication. Now, for many mental illnesses, certain tests must be conducted to determine a diagnosis for an individual and inform the best treatment plan. This process is called psychological testing.
Psychological testing and assessments can help to diagnose a mental illness as well as help an individual better understand their strengths and weaknesses, personality traits, skills, and level of cognitive functioning. There are many reasons to pursue psychological testing, all of which go back to informing treatment or next steps and supporting one’s wellbeing. “Psychological testing is especially beneficial when a question about mental health or about how one thinks comes up,” says Sean Hayes PsyD of Thriveworks Counseling in Sterling, VA. “Why am I having problems paying attention in school? What types of intelligence am I the strongest in, and how can I use my strengths to find a good career fit? Many questions can be addressed with appropriate testing.”
Thriveworks Worcester, MA offers psychological testing and assessment, including IQ testing, personality testing, and cognitive testing. If you’re interested in scheduling a psychological test, you can contact us now to get all set up. Just call (508) 409-6134.
Psychological Testing: How Are These Tests Conducted?
The primary purpose of psychological testing is to assess or measure one’s symptoms, skills, traits, or level of functioning. From these tests, one’s psychologists or physician can come up with a plan for helping the individual manage their illness or simply understand themselves better. There are several common assessments used in psychological testing, which include:
- Observation: The medical professional simply observes their client’s behavior.
- Formal psychological assessment: This involves a more complex process of collecting information, analyzing this information, and processing it.
- One-on-one interviews or self-reports: The individual answers their psychologist’s or physician’s questions, either in-person or in a paper or electronic survey.
All of the above can prove helpful in evaluating an individual and obtaining the sought-after information. Now, if you are looking for psychological testing, your psychologist will utilize the test(s) that they determine will best help them help you. Remember: Your Thriveworks provider will keep their main mission front and center, which is to help you improve your life. This mission will inform the type of testing they conduct and how they move forward with treatment.
Consider this example: If someone comes to our office in hopes of better understanding their personality, their psychologist will utilize personality testing. If the test reveals symptoms of a personality disorder, this information can inform diagnosis and the treatment that follows.
What Tests and Assessments Are Offered at Thriveworks Worcester?
Here at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, we offer three main types of testing: IQ testing, personality testing, and cognitive and neurological testing. You can read more about each form of testing below:
- IQ Testing: IQ testing is designed to measure one’s cognitive capacity. This is the most common form of psychological testing, as it can serve many purposes including educational placement, cognitive research, and evaluation of a job candidate. Here are some of the most widely used intelligence tests:
- Cognitive Assessment System
- Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
- Personality Testing: Personality testing is pretty self-explanatory, as it’s used to assess one’s personality. This type of testing can help to diagnose a personality disorder and inform treatment for said disorder, as we mentioned earlier. In addition, personality testing can help one better understand why they think, feel, or behave a certain way.
- Cognitive and Neuropsychological Testing: Cognitive and neuropsychological testing measures and assesses one’s memory, language skills, spatial skills, math skills, and more. This type of testing can also be used to assess potential traumatic brain injury and memory loss.
Are you looking for psychological testing and assessment in the Worcester, MA area? You’ve come to the right place. Thriveworks Worcester Counseling is proud to offer psychological testing in addition to our counseling and therapy services.
Schedule Psychological Testing at Thriveworks Worcester, MA
Thriveworks Worcester is here to help you. If you’ve determined a need or interest in receiving psychological testing—be it IQ testing, personality testing, or cognitive testing—consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling. We’ll set you up with a psychologist or another provider who can offer you the right help and conduct your given assessment(s).
Our scheduling team is here to help you schedule your appointment. Just call our office at (508) 409-6134 and our team will help you meet with a psychologist at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!