Testing -- Psychological Evaluation
I can perform psychological testing, including personality testing,
IQ and substance abuse testing.
Personality testing includes the MMPI-2 and some others,
including the Beck Depression Inventory.
The IQ test is the Shipley
The substance abuse testing includes the SASSI and the ASI.
In addition, there is a psychosocial interview involved.
When you request testing, if you were referred by an authority,
please specify exactly what kind of testing you want done.
Some referrers may be unclear as to what they want.
If they say "psychiatric exam," please know that an actual
psychiatrist (a medical doctor) does not have time to do all the
above testing, and also is typically not trained to do that.
S/He generally sees a new patient for 30 minutes, and then
sees him/her once a month, generally prescribing medications,
for 15 minutes, for which he receives a high price. Spending
two or three hours with a patient would be cost prohibitive.
Then spending 8-12 hours scoring the tests would be very costly.
However, he may ask "Who are you? Where are you?
What day is this? Why are you here? What did you have for
breakfast?" and other such questions. I generally do not ask that,
if I know you could make and keep an appointment
and find the office on your own. But I could if requested.