Assessments

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Assessments are an excellent way to gain a large amount of information in a short period of time. They can shed light on a multitude of personality dimensions as well as behaviours, and provide both therapist and client with much valuable insight. If you or someone close to you is looking to complete a specific assessment or is simply interested in being evaluated on certain dimensions, you could find out more about the benefits of our service by reading the questions and answers on this page. All assessments are recommended and administered by our expert Career Cousnellor and Organizational/Industrial Psychology Specialist. For further information on our assessment services, don’t hesitate to contact us at 514-758-7792 or info@epcenter.ca.

FAQs for Assessment Services at EPC

1) What kind of assessments do you offer outside of career/ vocational?

Our Counsellor has a wide repertoire of the latest updated psychometric assessments for the following categories: Personality, Abnormal Personality, Behaviorally Anchored Personality, Motivation, Conflict Style, IQ/ Intelligence, Problem Solving Style. Our test batteries can also assess intellectual deficits such as Autism and other Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

2) When is it beneficial to do an assessment/ who can benefit from psychometric assessment?

Individuals who wish to gain specific and targeted advice on what areas of their lives require improvement can do so in a much shorter timeframe than traditional psychotherapy usually requires. In therapy, self-exploration often leads to the eventual identification of a problem area through a different avenue. Assessments can often help clients and therapists identify issues faster and more efficiently.

3) How can assessments help clients improve themselves/ their lives?

An assessment, and more importantly, it’s proper interpretation within a context, can lead to real tangible action (vs. motion), by enabling a client to name what he/ she is truly faced with in their daily lives, so that they may act on it and work towards making positive changes.

4) How can assessments facilitate psychotherapy?

Assessments assist in planning the course of treatment. Their design enables clients to answer 300-400 questions in the span of an hour. No therapist can do this. As such, it has been argued that a multi-dimensional, comprehensive and evidence-based assessment can effectively fit six to seven sessions (for what concerns information gathering) into one. This can dramatically improve the effectiveness of therapy by focussing on the right areas and steering sessions in the right direction based on what each client needs the most support with.

 

 

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