Psychological science and practice in the area of psychol-ogy and aging have evolved rapidly.
Psychological assessments can help you understand the nature of the problem and help you figure out how to address it. Tell counseling offers neuropsychological assessments for adults in english and japanese, provided by trained clinical neuropsychologists.
Our adult psychological services are grouped under three categories assessment, psychotherapy and consultation. Assessments are careful, systematic approaches to identifying or ruling out problems. Research has shown that a careful assessment is the key to a successful intervention or consultation.
The psychological assessment of older adults is often challenging due to the frequent co-morbidity of mental and physical health problems, multiple medications, interactions among medications, age.
Psychological assessment instruments for examining five impor-tant clinical areas (suicide ideation, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and personality) are discussed in light of the current research regard-ing their psychometric properties and suitability for use with older adults.
The accurate assessment of psychological symptoms is an essential component of developing a helpful formulation regarding a clients difficulties. Psychological scales and measures play a role in diagnosis, hypothesis-testing,formulation, and ongoing assessments of clients progress in treatment.
A psychological assessment can include numerous components such as norm-referenced psychological tests, informal tests and surveys, interview information, school or medical records, medical evaluation and observational data. A psychologist determines what information to use based on the specific questions being asked.