Psychological assessment involves a clinical interview, psychological testing, and observation in order to make relevant conclusions and recommendations.
For individuals seeking treatment, the first session typically involves obtaining a description of the presenting issue and a review of pertinent background information. When relevant, an individual will be invited to complete psychological testing.
Assessment results and treatment recommendations are discussed at the end of the first or beginning of the second session.
For employers, insurers, and medicolegal contexts, formal areas of assessment include:
- Personality, Cognitive, Academic, and Vocational
- Disability Assessment
- Return-to-work Planning