A comprehensive psychological assessment is an important first step in identifying the cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and interpersonal difficulties confronting an individual, couple, or family. At Fleming Vigna Balmer we offer a variety of types of assessments ranging from an informal appraisal conducted as part of the on-going psychotherapeutic process or more formal assessments involving both in-depth interviews and the completion of a battery of psychological tests.
Indeed, the latter approach is often recommended or required in a number of circumstances, for example:
- the assessment of emotional coping difficulties or disorders which impact on an individual's ability to function in their personal or professional lives.
- Psychoeducational assessments: For further information, please go to our Child and Family section
- Comprehensive psychovocational assessments: to investigate the client’s aptitudes, current academic functioning (literacy and numeracy), interests, personality, and general ability, to assist in the development of suitable vocational goals. This type of assessment also provides realistic occupational or training suggestions which are best suited to the individual client.
- Disability assessments: to determine psychological and/or vocational impairments following injury or onset of disease. Such assessments are often initiated by an individual’s lawyer, or by insurance companies, social service agencies, and others. (See also our Psycholegal Services).