Our team of Psychologists at MINDset Psychology Center are licensed professionals who have experience providing accurate psychological assessment and evaluations for a wide array of areas such as ADHD, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Learning and Academic Disorders, Intellectual Deficits, and many others. Our team is proficient in many testing instruments used to accurately diagnose mental health, developmental disabilities, and academic difficulties. Our psychologists are continuously developing their professional skills and actively stay updated on new testing tools.
Here are some of the areas we focus on for assessments and screening:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects 3-7% of all school age children in the United States. If left untreated, the symptoms can negatively impact the child’s school performance, social and peer interactions, and have a lasting impact on the child’s self esteem. There are a variety of tests that are used to help identify if a client has difficulty with sustained attention and concentration that may impair academic, social, or occupational functioning. We use the Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition (Conners CPT 3™) for those 8 years and older and the Conners K-CPT for children ages 4 to 7.
Personality disorders are enduring patterns of inflexible and maladaptive thinking, behaviors, and feeling that cause or contribute to significant impairments in interpersonal and occupational functioning. Assessments such as the MMPI and MCMI can help to distinguish between a mood disorders and more entrenched personality disorders that may be contributing to overall distress.
Mood disorders consist of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia, dysthymia, and others. We offer various interviews and assessments to help clearly identify the mood disorder and help quantify the level of distress to monitor changes over time. Assessments such as the Symptoms Checklist (SCL-90), Beck Depression Inventory and the Beck Anxiety Inventory are often used along with clinical interview and intake screening to help accurately identify specific learning disorder and track progress of mood symptoms over time.
Intellectual and IQ assessments where verbal comprehension, working memory, perceptual reasoning, processing speed, and Full Scale IQ scores are listed to help identify overall IQ score and identify any discrepancies between verbal and non verbal abilities. Often, visual or auditory processing learning deficits can be recognized and using IQ tests, such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
Memory assessments look for ability to recall immediate and delayed auditory and visual memory abilities. A variety of tests and subtests are administered to help identify disorders such as dementia, ADHD, auditory processing deficits, and visual processing deficits. Memory difficulties and deficits can be recognized using assessment tools for memory, such as the Wechsler Memory Scale.
Academic assessment test include subtests for mathematics, reading abilities, spelling abilities, and comprehension abilities and assess is the client’s abilities are deficient compared to peers and overall IQ abilities. Specific disorders such as dyslexia, disorders of written expression or mathematics disorder can be determined using these types of assessments.
We offer Career Assessments packages to help teenagers and adults discover what college and/or career opportunities at which they may excel. Our career assessments utilize two career assessments protocols that evaluate the client’s natural aptitudes, strengths, and help give the client a better idea about their abilities and opportunities for careers and college pursuits that may be available for them. A detailed report is provided with the areas of strengths and career choices that are most suited for their strengths as well as educational recommendations that are best suited for their strengths and interests.
For those that are considering surgery, we offer comprehensive psychological evaluations. We include assessments such as the Millon Behavioral medicine Diagnostic (MBMD) and a comprehensive interview to help bariatric surgery candidates to identify their strengths, such as a strong motivation to exercise as your weight is coming off, help them to have a complete understanding of the effects of surgery, and help find areas where you might need support after surgery, such as depression or mood swings, or lack of family support or triggers for past emotional eating.
If you don’t see the assessment area you are looking for, contact us. We have over 50 assessment instruments used for a wide array of diagnostic areas. Call us at 916-488-MIND (6463) for a specialized assessment package.