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Psychological Testing

What is a psychological assessment battery?

A psychological assessment “battery” consists of several tests designed to evaluate a multitude of aspects of an individual’s functioning. Typically, a battery includes an intelligence (or cognitive) test, an achievement test, and a projective or personality test. Usually, dependent on the referral question, a neuropsychological, an executive functioning, a social functioning, and/or a behavioral assessment is also utilized. At Behavioral Associates we always include a qEEG (brain mapping through EEG analysis) in every testing battery to best conceptualize the problem.

What are the typical assessment measures utilized?

  • Intelligence
    The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
    The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
    The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)
  • Achievement
    The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
  • Neuropsychological/Executive Functioning/Behavioral
    Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning System (D-KEFS)
    Conners Continuous Performance Test (Conners CPT)
    Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG)
    Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF)
  • Projective/Personality
    Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI or MMPI-A)
    Rorschach
    Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

How long does it normally take?

A battery of assessments that include the above-mentioned measures typically takes place over 2 to 3 days for around 2 to 3 hours per session. It may be necessary for additional hours.

What does the process look like?

First, an intake appointment is scheduled (either as an in-office visit or over the phone) where the
referral question/presenting problem is discussed and the testing clinician offers their opinion on
what tests they would recommend. From there, the testing sessions are scheduled and the
individual (or parent) will be provided with paperwork to complete. Once all tests are complete,
they are scored and a report is written. The report contains all of the individual test results, a
summary, a conceptualization of the problem, and an extensive list of recommendations. The
report can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks (unless there is a rush service requested). Once the
report is finalized a session is scheduled to go over the results and provide the individual (or
parent) with the final printed and signed report.

*Affordable Testing – Monthly Community Clinic 

Once a month, our Child and Adolescent Center offers affordable psychological testing to 3-5 patients. The testing is completed by our postdoctoral fellows and clinical externs, all working under the supervision of Dr. Heather Davidson. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more.

 

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule the initial intake appointment for a
psychological assessment battery please contact us at (212) 860 – 8500 or email: 

Heather Davidson, Psy.D., BCN
Director of Clinical Training
Director of Child and Adolescent Services
Behavioral Associates
114 East 90th Street
New York, New York 10128
914-222-1215
Heather.davidson@behavioralassociates.com

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