Psychological assessments involve administering standardized tests that assist in the process of diagnosis and treatment planning. There are multiple types of assessments which include intellectual, educational, emotional, behavioral, and personality measures. It is imperative that assessments be administered by a qualified professional so as to factor in cultural influences, background information, and current symptoms.
The process begins with gathering all relevant background information, from the client and other relevant sources. It is then decided, depending on the presenting concerns, which assessment measures will be administered. After that an integrated report is generated which details diagnosis, recommendations, and prognosis.