Psychological Assessments

Our registered clinical psychologists are available to provide psychological testing and diagnostic clarification. We work with individuals, family physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental health practitioners who are seeking a clinical diagnosis and clinical recommendations to aid in treatment planning.

  • What is psychological assessment?

    A psycho-diagnostic assessment evaluates a person’s mental process and behaviours to understand how it impacts their development and daily functioning. Assessments use highly reliable, standardized tests that have been validated in clinical trials. This increases diagnostic accuracy, and greatly aids in the development of treatment plans with the highest likelihood of success.

    During the assessment, several skills including language, memory, learning, problem solving, planning, organization, fine motor and visual spatial are tested along with an examination of general intellect, behaviour and emotions.

  • Psychological assessment help to:

    • Assess thinking, learning, and behaviour;
    • Highlight individual strengths and weaknesses;
    • Provide recommendation for behavioural interventions, and differential therapeutic treatments;
  • How do I know if someone needs a psychological assessment?

    Examples of appropriate referrals for psychological testing include people with suspected substance abuse problems, learning disabilities, poor intellectual functioning, personality disorders, people who have experienced trauma or those with mood, anxiety or panic disorders.

  • How long does a psychological assessment take?

    An assessment can take several hours, depending on the case’s complexity. Following an initial consultation and review of relevant records, testing is typically administered over one or more days. Results are shared in a follow-up session. A formal report will then be provided, which the individual can share with their healthcare professionals.

  • How long does a psychoeducational assessment take?

    Each psycho-educational assessment takes approximately six to eight hours to complete and is only be performed by a registered psychologist, psychological associate or an individual supervised by a psychologist or psychological associate.

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