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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.

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Psychological Testing: What to Expect

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.
Psychological Testing: Getting Started

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,

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