In life, we all strive to maintain a positive sense of emotional well-being. However, at times negative emotions and issues of a psychological nature may begin to take a toll on our day-to-day functioning. An assessment of emotional well-being (often referred to as a psychological assessment) can be used to better understand the nature and extent of the struggles and, most importantly, help to identify ways to improve one’s sense of well-being.
Sadness, anxiety, lack of focus, irritability, and impulsive behavior may be related to many different causes. A thorough evaluation of personality features and current emotional and behavior concerns can provide clarity and options as you search for solutions. Some of the test procedures used in assessments of individuals experiencing emotional/behavioral challenges include interviews, behavior checklists, self-report measures of personality and behavior, and projective tests (e.g., drawings, sentence completion, story telling, inkblot).
Procedures for very young children may also include play-based techniques. Assessment reports include recommendations for resolving troublesome symptoms, for building on strengths, and for developing new strategies to manage personal challenges. These assessments can be part of a more comprehensive evaluation to determine whether the individual has an emotional disability that merits special education services or 504 services and accommodations at primary, secondary, and college levels.
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