Psychodiagnostic testing is used to help diagnose and clarify concerns regarding behavior, personality traits, mood, emotional functioning, and cognitive processes. It usually involves a sophisticated and extensive workup to distinguish the psychological contributions that may confound accurate diagnosis and treatment. The report is often used to answer specific referral questions (e.g., diagnostic clarification, multiple coexisting psychological disorders, and psychological disorders secondary to medical conditions or substance abuse/dependence, current psychosocial stressors, and adaptive ability).
Areas where psychodiagnostic assessment may be helpful:
Dr. Tansman will meet with you for an initial session in which she will gather all relevant history, background information, and current symptoms. It is possible that she will consult with family members, teachers, and/or physicians, with your consent, in order to gather a comprehensive profile of the individual.
The type and number of tests given is dependent on the referral question. Dr. Tansman will then write a report which can take a few weeks and another session will take place where she will review the report with you and any of your questions or concerned will be addressed.