Psychological Testing 

If psychological testing has been recommended, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Psychological testing may sound intimidating, but it's designed to help you.

In many ways, psychological testing and assessment are similar to medical tests. If a patient has physical symptoms, a primary care provider may order X-rays or blood tests to understand what's causing those symptoms. The results of the tests will help inform and develop a treatment plan.

Psychological evaluations serve the same purpose. Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client's behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment.

Should the psychologist recommend psychological testing, you will receive an e-mail invitation that includes the number of days before the assessment expires, the name of the assessment, and the anticipated number of minutes required to complete the assessment. This is important because it allows you to allocate adequate time to complete the assessment.

This e-mail includes a hyperlink that takes you directly to the appropriate assessment. After clicking on this link, you will be asked to review and verify demographic information about yourself.  If any information is incorrect, you are advised to discontinue the assessment and contact the psychologist.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I have to stop the assessment because I lose my connection or I have a personal matter that requires immediate attention?

If you must stop the assessment, close your browser. When you're ready to return to the assessment, open the original e-mail you received and click on the link. You will see the demographic screen that you saw the first time you attempted the assessment. Click "Continue;" you will resume the assessment at approximately the same place you left it. For example, if you answered item 12 and then closed the browser, the restarted assessment will begin at item 10. You will not have to restart the assessment from the beginning.

Keep in mind that you must complete your entire assessment before the expiration date of the assessment. The hyperlink in the e-mail will not work after that date.

How do I change an item response?

Click the arrow labeled "Go to previous item" at the bottom of the screen. You'll be taken back to previous questions, one question at a time. After you find the response you wish to change, simply click on your new response and then click the arrow labeled "Go to next item" until you get back to the last completed item.

How do I know when I'm getting close to the end?

A progress bar at the bottom of the screen indicates how many items you have answered out of the total number of items in the test and the percentage of items you have completed.

After I start an assessment, do I have to finish within a certain amount of time?

It depends on the test. If you are taking a timed test, a clock displayed on the screen will indicate the amount of time you have remaining. If no clock appears, the assessment you're taking has no time limit.

How do I access instructions, and how do I enter my responses to items?

Each page will display instructions on how to answer the question(s) on that page. You can close the instructions window if you choose. Respond to items by clicking in the middle of the box containing your chosen response. The box will light up and the next item will appear on your screen within a second or two. As always, you can go back and change your answer by clicking "Go to previous item" at the bottom of your screen.

What do I do when I'm done?

Close your browser window and email the psychologist.

Psychological Tests Administered Online

Each unit of testing is equal to $15

APS. Adolescent Psychopathology Scale (1 unit)

CAB. Clinical Assessment of Behavior (1 unit)

CAD. Clinical Assessment of Depression (1 unit)

CPCI. Chronic Pain Coping Inventory (1 unit)

DAPS. Detailed Assessment of Post-traumatic Stress (2 units)

EDI-3. Eating Disorder Inventory (2 units)

NEO (PI-3, 5 factor personality assessment) (4 units)

PAI. Personality Assessment Inventory (4 units)

PAI for Law Enforcement. (4 units)

PAI Adolescent. (4 units)

RADS-2. Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (1 unit)

SDS. Self Directed Search (1 unit)

SIPA. Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (1 unit)

SIQ. Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (1 unit)

SOPA. Survey of Pain Attitudes (1 unit)

STAXI-2. State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (2 units)

TSI-2. Trauma Symptom Inventory (2 units)

Other assessments are available by special arrangement. Some may require travel to meet in person with the psychologist.  

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