pavel blagov, phd, licensed psychologist

Assessment (Testing)

Psychological testing (more properly, psychological assessment) refers to the administration and interpretation of specialized tests to address certain questions clients may have. Family doctors, neurologists, psychiatrists, schools, lawyers, and courts often refer patients for assessment. I specialize in the assessment of individuals ages 16 and older for such reasons as:

    • Neurocognitive disorders (dementias)
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Sequelae of neurological disease (e.g., stroke)
    • Attention, concentration, and memory problems
    • Learning problems or learning disabilities
    • Emotional problems (e.g., anxiety, depression)
    • Psychological trauma (posttraumatic stress)
    • Academic or occupational functioning
    • Personality strengths and vulnerabilities
    • Behavioral, conduct, and motivation problems
    • Adjustment, relationships, and personality
    • Developmental disorders (e.g., autistic disorder)
    • Severe mental illness
    • Mental retardation
    • Some types of competency referrals
    • Some types of pre-surgery referrals
    • Second opinion and independent medical opinion