Psychological Assessment

Psychological AssessmentPurple House provide in-depth psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults. In-depth psychological assessment is different from the, usually briefer, form of assessment involved at the start of therapy. In-depth psychological assessment aims to enhance understanding about several different aspects of a person including their emotional well-being, social functioning, behaviour, personality and cognitive capabilities. Usually these types of assessments are requested when a problem arises in a person’s life for which there is no clear explanation, for example, problems with mood, anxiety, behaviour or relationships.  Alternatively, there might be questions about the possible presence of a certain condition, such as autism, or the presence of cognitive/ neuropsychological difficulties.

An in-depth psychological assessment may include: clinical interviews, history-taking, reading of any relevant personal records or reports, psychometric testing, questionnaires, behavioural observations (in the case of children), and interviews with family members. From this, a more detailed understanding of the person's situation is achieved which can help the person or their family plan effective methods of help.

Please contact us for further information on psychological assessments.