Many people believe psychological testing is a cold and impersonal process that is detached from true human experience. My beliefs are diametrically opposed to this assertion. I conduct assessments/evaluations as a means to better understand my client.s issues, problems, learning styles and strengths. I strongly believe that sometimes testing can illuminate issues that would otherwise take substantial time to declare themselves. In this sense, I see testing as a means to make therapy more personalized and efficient.
Aside from highlighting treatment issues, psychological testing can often reveal what specific therapeutic approaches are more apt to be successful with a particular client. As a result, I see a rather direct connection between psychological testing and the therapeutic process.
Like therapy, I take great efforts to ensure that the testing process is both informative and collaborative. Only through this collaboration can clients experience the full potential of psychological testing.