Clinical Psychologists are highly trained and usually have an MPhil or PhD in Clinical Psychology. This training allows them to make in depth assessments on the psychological state of a person.
In addition to carrying out psychological testing psychologists may also specialise in treating patients using psychotherapy (psychoanalytic, CBT, systemic etc)
Psychologists and psychiatrists work together to understand and help patients when faced with severe and complex problems.
A variety of psychological tests are used to help clarify diagnoses of disorders of the mind and to measure change. Commonly administered tests are for intellectual ability (IQ), depression, anxiety etc.
During the initial consultation the types of tests to be carried out are decided. Thereafter a further two or more meetings might be required to complete the assessment. The report will be discussed with the referrer and the patient and relative or carers as appropriate.
Seguin Form Board Test (SFBT)
Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices
Binet Kamat Test of Intelligence
Bhatia’s Battery of Performance Intelligence Tests
Assessments of development
Vineland’s Adaptive Behaviour Scale (VABS)
Vineland’s Social Maturity Scale (VSMS)
Assessments for Specific Learning Disability
Rorschach Ink Blot Test
- Thematic Apperception Test
- Children's Apperception Test
Psycho-diagnostic report writing.