What is Psychological Testing?
Psychological Testing is a tool that can help you to find direction when you are feeling stuck in treatment or in need of clarity around specific diagnoses. Psychological testing can also be used to give evidence for neurodiversity and to give you official documentation in order to apply for public assistance, to seek accommodations at work or at school, or determine if there are specific treatments that may help relieve difficult symptoms.
What does the process of Psychological Testing entail?
At Live Oak, the psychological testing process consists of three parts. First, a psychologist on our staff will meet with you to complete an in-depth clinical interview where you will be asked questions about your psychological history, your family history, and your social support. Following this first set of appointments, you will then be scheduled to complete a series of testing batteries based on the specific concerns you are hoping to address. These batteries consist of a series of self-report questionnaires, interactive question and answer forms, and puzzles. After you have completed all of the necessary tests, your psychologist will compile and analyze the data from your tests in order to write a final report. This final report will connect all of the information gathered throughout the testing process in order to create a comprehensive story to assist you and your treatment team and other social supports understand your areas of struggle and strength alike. You will meet with your psychologist in order to review the final report together and to make sure that you feel confident in your understanding of the information presented.
How do I get connected to a clinician to complete psychological testing?
Please fill out an intake form and choose “psychological testing” from the service options. An Intake & Referral Coordinator will contact you within 72 business hours to discuss services and refer you directly to a psychologist on staff to schedule your initial appointment.