Who can benefit from this?
If you are having problems at work or school, or in personal relationships, the psychological assessment can help you understand whether you have issues with interpersonal skills, or certain personality traits that contribute to the problem. The assessment can also evaluate whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety or other mood-related disorders that may be affecting your every day life.
For example, if a child is having problem at school, a psychological assessment can help to determine whether they have a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or whether they have an attention problem such as Attention Deficit Disorder.
During a psychological assessment, a psychologist will explore your feelings, behaviours and history with you to give you a better insight into yourself including your strengths and weaknesses, and communication and socialisation skills.
The psychologist will use a range of tests and assessment tools. You will receive an informal or formal diagnosis, depending on the aim of the assessment.
The assessments help the psychologist to understand the nature of the problem and the best way to address it.