Common Patient Questions
What Is a Psychological Evaluation?
When a client is psychologically evaluated, advanced interview techniques are used to understand their cognitive functioning, academic achievement, social health, emotional health, concentration, attention, and more. What’s more, a personalized collection of tests are given to deepen the understanding of the individual being evaluated. The goal is to be able to diagnose the client’s concerns and deliver an accurate, effective treatment plan.
How Do I Prepare for a Psychological Evaluation?
You may feel a little nervous about being evaluated. You’re not alone. At Psych Associates, we encourage you to get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and hydrate prior to your evaluation. Take prescribed medication per your doctor’s orders, too. A psychological evaluation can take a few hours to all day, so dress comfortably.
What Can I Expect After an Evaluation?
As soon as you complete your evaluation with your licensed psychologist, your answers and other collected information will be scored against normative data. This analysis is used in creating a personalized report on how your psychologist would encourage you to move forward addressing any of your mental, emotional, or social health concerns.