Bowman Medical Group
Psychiatrists & Mental Health Providers located in Beverly Hills, CA
Psychological testing is one of the many tools that can help an experienced psychiatrist or psychologist understand more about you and how your mind works. Bowman Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California, has experience using psychological testing to help their patients with a wide range of mental health conditions, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders. To benefit from their expertise, call the office to book an appointment.
Psychological Testing Q & A
What is psychological testing?
Psychological testing is a process of understanding how a person thinks, learns, and feels. It is helpful in gaining a more complete understanding of how a person interacts with and interprets the world. After an initial clinical interview, the scope of testing will be determined and a specific battery of tests will be administered.
Testing can identify the presence of a variety of conditions, including but not limited to
- Learning disabilities
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Degenerative cognitive problems.
- Developmental delays
- Personality disorders
Psychological testing helps your provider at Bowman Medical Group gain a better understanding of the way you interact with and interpret the world you live in.
Can anyone carry out psychological testing?
Not just anyone should carry out psychological testing. All such tests need trained professionals to administer the tests, score the results, and interpret the outcomes. You should only undergo psychological testing with skilled psychologists or psychiatrists, like those at Bowman Medical Group.
What kinds of psychological tests are there?
Bowman Medical Group uses a variety of personality and neuropsychological tests. Personality tests help analyze all the aspects that make up your personality, including:
- Behavioral traits
The results help determine your strengths and weaknesses, as well as problem areas relating to your personality. Well-established personality tests include the Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2).
A different kind of personality test is the projective personality assessment. These tests include the well-known Rorschach inkblot test and the Holtzman inkblot test, in which you look at a series of inkblots and tell the tester what you see.
Psychological tests are part of a comprehensive psychological assessment and should never be used on their own to make a diagnosis. Your expert provider at Bowman Medical Group takes a detailed history from you and looks at your medical records and any other relevant records first. They then decide which psychological tests are most useful for your case.
To find out more about psychological testing, call Bowman Medical Group today.