Testing & Assessment

Testing and assessment is offered for a variety of situations. Depending on your needs, you may need to be administered multiple assessments, in order for the most accurate analysis of concerns and clinical needs. Evaluations are available to address concerns related to:

  • Personality
  • Emotional Problems
  • Behavior
  • Academic Testing
  • Personality Strengths that Transfer to Professional Domains

See below for a glance at tests used as part of the testing and assessment process

Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-3)

The BASC-3 is used to assess children, adolescents, and young adults who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing behavioral and/or emotional problems. This assessment is highly useful for evaluation, diagnosis, developing intervention and treatment plans, and identifying emotional strengths and weaknesses in clients. Teacher, parent, and client self-report responses are gathered to in an effort to evaluate each client holistically, and as an effective method to accurately identifying difficulties. A developmental history of clients are included that contains psychosocial, medical, and education information that may influence a client’s diagnosis and behavioral concerns (Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2015).

Conners’ Adult ADHD Reporting Scales (CAARS)

For adults who are looking or referred for a possible diagnosis of ADHD, this assessment is used to measure symptoms related to inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and self-image.

Millon Pre-Adolescent Clinical Inventory (M-PACI)

The M-PACI is assesses psychological problems in children ages 9-12. Personality patterns are assessed to examine symptoms of clinical issues, and to identify early signs of psychological difficulties. Some problems that are evaluated include anxiety, attention deficits, obsessions/compulsions, conduct problems, depressive moods. Personality types assessed include level of confidence, outgoing, conforming, and submissive (Millon et al., 2015).

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI-IV)

The MCMI-IV is used to examine personality patterns and measures of psychological disorders that could be present. Test results can provide information useful for making a diagnosis, utilizing social history and current behavior. Areas of focus for this assessment include emotional expression, interpersonal conduct, cognitive style, self-image, mood and temperament. This instrument is highly useful for treatment planning, and understanding psychotherapy approaches that are most beneficial for the client (Millon et al., 2015).

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory- 2 (MMPI-2)

The MMPI measures personality disorders in adults and adolescents. It is particularly useful for identifying complex problems, and psychological capacity. This includes individuals in high-risk professions, such as emergency responders, healthcare personnel, pilots, and other professionals who may be disproportionately exposed to threats in their occupational settings.

Wide Range Assessment Test (WRAT-5)

This assessment screens for achievement weaknesses in reading, writing, mathematics, and spelling. A client’s basic academic skill level can can be estimated to support appropriate placement with education settings and classroom groups. This test is also used to determine if a client needs an in-depth psychoeducational evaluation (Wilkinson & Robertson, 2017).