Psychological Assessments

A psychological assessment can be required for a range of reasons. Also known as a cognitive assessment or IQ test that measures cognitive ability and intelligence, formal psychological testing may be used to:

  • Secure disability funding e.g. NDIS, educational support, Centrelink disability services
  • Support diagnosis services e.g. intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD
  • Support mental health planning e.g. individual learning plans, community support plans

The mental health professionals at Relational Minds are fully qualified to provide a range of cognitive function assessments for children over six years of age, adolescents and adults.

We recognise that the prospect of a psychological assessment can seem daunting to many people. Our team of psychologists will expertly guide you or your young person through the psychological testing process with a reassuring approach within relaxed and supportive environments in our Sunbury and Mildura clinics.

Our clinicians conduct many different cognitive tests using a range of cognitive screening tools. When undertaking cognitive testing for children we may use the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children 5th Edition (WISC-V), and the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Adults 4th Edition (WAIS-IV) when conducting cognitive tests for adults.

Educational Assessments and Personality Tests

Relational Minds’ professional services also extend to specific educational assessments and personality tests. The cognitive testing tools we apply to literacy and numeracy assessments measure individual learning abilities with respect to oral language, reading, written language and mathematics. These literacy and numeracy assessments may assist you to acquire better learning support for you or your young person experiencing learning difficulties.

Follow Up Therapeutic Interventions

Following a cognitive assessment and psychological diagnosis, the experienced team at Relational Minds can further assist with psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Recovery, and Art Therapy.

Post cognitive function testing and diagnosis with children and adolescents, Relational Minds’ clinical psychologists follow up with therapeutic interventions based upon the principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. This is a trauma informed, developmentally-focused approach to mental health treatments.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy explained

Our family therapists use Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) in two stages. We meet with the caregivers first to assess their ability to relate to the young person in a manner that facilitates attachment security. We then explore the caregiver’s role and set agreed goals for the young person’s treatment.

Joint sessions then commence with the young person, caregiver and therapist who facilitates positive dialogue incorporating the predetermined goals.

Book Psychological Assessments

If you require formal psychological testing for any reason, we invite you to get in touch with our Sunbury or Mildura clinics to arrange an appointment.

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