Psychological testing is a way to evaluate an individual’s psychological health, in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Testing utilizes carefully crafted and well researched tools to gain a better understanding of a person’s current emotional and intellectual state, and can provide more insight into a person’s worldview and cognitive abilities. Psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological testing are different types of assessment procedures which are important ways to identify individual strengths and weaknesses. These evaluations can help to answer goals and develop goals. The tests and tools available today offer a broad range of significant information useful in answering many real-life questions. There’s a test out there to help answer almost any question, the key is knowing when, if or how to use them.
Dr. Rivera uses her 20+ years of testing experience to select the best test measures to answer academic (i.e., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, achievement, school, gifted, learning disorder, etc.,), medical (i.e., Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, etc.,) and legal (i.e., competency, insanity, capacity, etc.,) questions. That level of training teaches that ‘more’ testing is not necessarily better, just more, and each instrument must help to inform the care and treatment of the individual.
The Value of Psychological Testing
Mental health testing provides answers that simply speaking to someone may not. These testing methods have been empirically validated in numerous research labs for reliability and validity. They are designed to provide very real insight into a person’s overall mental abilities, with tests that evaluate:
- Memory disorders and dementia.
- Educational achievement.
- Problems with attention and concentration.
- Intelligence and aptitude.
- Career search and creativity.
- Anxiety, stresses, and more.
There are a variety of tests that may be used in psychological testing, and each one is designed to evaluate some aspect of a person’s psychological health.
Psychological testing may be used for a variety of reasons including improving or verifying a diagnosis, recognizing gifted abilities, judging intellectual or psychosocial attitudes, military or employment assessment, and more.
Our office provides services that are focused on evaluating your psychological well-being and supporting that goal.
If you are interested in learning about these psychological testing services in Naples, and want to find out more, please contact the office today. Appointment hours are available Monday through Friday in my Naples office and by appointment in the Ft. Myers office.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please complete the appointment form or call the office at (239) 434-2425.