Psychological Testing at Providence Treatment
Are you or someone you love suffering from addiction and a mood disorder? Providence Treatment offers an array of psychological testing for our clients with a questionable diagnosis, mood issues, cognitive functioning, learning disability, attention concerns, or any other mental health issues present with their substance use disorder.
Psychological testing is not a pass or fail format or a multiple-choice exam. It is simply a series of evaluations and assessments that the psychologist conducts to reach a specific diagnosis and develop a treatment recommendation. Another objective of the psychological testing is to allow the psychologist to see the full picture of our client’s strengths and limitations.
At our PA rehab, our clinical team refers the client to a licensed psychologist, who is given an accurate description of the personality traits that act as a barrier to sustaining the client’s recovery.
After a series of thorough testing, the psychologist will arrive at a diagnosis. The psychologist will then meet with the client and one of our addiction counselors to create an appropriate treatment plan.
We use the following types of comprehensive psychological testing:
- MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory) is the most common and standard psychometric test to determine the client’s personality and psychopathology.
- MCMI (Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory) is a psychological assessment tool to provide clinical information on the client’s psychopathology including specific psychiatric disorders.
- Mood Inventories, such as Beck’s Inventory of Depression and Anxiety, is a self-report tool to measure characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression and severity of anxiety.
- Projective Personality testing, such as the Rorschach test, is a type of personality test where the client offers responses to ambiguous scenes, words or images.
- Positive Psychology testing evaluates the client’s happiness and aims to better understand personal strengths.
Undergoing psychological testing can help ensure that you get the best treatment plan for battling addiction and a co-occurring mood disorder. To learn more about our PA rehab,