The development of effective psychological tests is among the greatest achievements of the profession of psychology. The increasing range and sophistication of these professionally-delivered assessments has provided invaluable tools that aid understanding and decision-making, with unprecedented benefits for individuals and organisations.
Clinical tests can objectively assess a client's development within specific contexts, providing measures of learning and cognitive skills for instance (these are more popular), or inventories of personality, intellectual development, personal or family dynamics, psychological issues and environmental stresses.
In the hands of skilled, licensed psychologists, testing can quickly provide insights into personality and motivation, attitude and aptitude. Valuable information that might have taken several hours of interviewing to obtain can be gathered more quickly and more accurately, accelerating the pace of change with substantial cost savings for clients.
They can allow the direct targeting of areas of concern and show where effort might best be applied to hone often latent abilities, develop and utilise new strengths and compensate for weaknesses.
Psychology Melbourne has also invested in a portfolio of psychometric performance tests - powerful, evidence-based assessments that can substantially aid progress in therapy, improve career prospects and relationships and identify issues that need to be addressed.
Our tests can allow the direct targeting of areas of concern and show where effort might best be applied to hone often latent abilities, develop and utilise new strengths and compensate for weaknesses.
The testing process can be an enjoyable experience for clients. Essentially, tests teach people about themselves. With the help of a trained psychologist to interpret and understand the results, they can provide the basis for a new and empowering conversation about the future. Clients can discover new ways of thinking about themselves and become much more confident about making important changes in their lives.
Our child psychology experts have a range of test materials that point to any learning difficulties or other areas of concern in children, indicating any need for early intervention.
Psychology Melbourne can also perform testing for legal and family court purposes.