Meeting All of Your Testing and Assessment Needs!

 

Here at the Family Guidance Center we have a wide variety of psychological tests and assessments which address the needs of our clients.

These tests also allow us to better inform our referral sources about your needs and abilities. Our dedicated staff is trained in the administration and interpretation of the assessments we use, allowing us to provide a comprehensive picture of those we evaluate.

 

Personality Inventories

Personality inventories are widely used and perhaps the most popular of all psychological tests. These tests tend to be comprehensive in nature, asking clients a wide variety of questions regarding their feelings, attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors. Scores from personality inventories are used to give practitioners and referral sources insight into the personality and psychological functioning of a given client. Appropriate for adults and many adolescents,

Examples used at the Family Guidance Center include:

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -2 (MMPI-2) *audio version available for clients

    with limited reading

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Disorder- A (MMPI-A- adolescent )

  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-III)

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)


 

Anger Management and Domestic Violence Evaluations

  • Screening Questionnaire for Abuse Among Pregnant Teens

  • Conflict Tactics Scale 1 and 2

  • State Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2)

  • Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2)

  • Psychological Violence Inventory

  • Spouse Abuse History Form


 

Drug and Alcohol Assessment

The clinicians at the Family Guidance Center have many different screening devices for use in the detection of a drug or alcohol abuse problem. A “screen” is a short, usually self report questionnaire that when scored, indicates if a client has a substance abuse problem. Some examples of the screening tools that we use at the Family Guidance Center are:

  • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory -3 (SASSI-3)

  • Substance Abuse/ Mental Illness Questionnaire (SAMI)

  • Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)

  • Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)

  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

  • Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire


 

Sexual Behavior Assessment

Family Guidance Center offers clinical services specific to the assessment and treatment of problem sexual behavior. These services are provided by William J. Bobowicz, Jr. PsyD., A.B.P.P. This type of evaluation provides recommendations for treatment to the court. Sexual offenses are committed by individuals with a wide array of psychological problems, and it is essential to identify the underlying psychological disorder that predisposes the individual to commit a sexual offense. While most, if not all, sexual offenders meet the diagnostic criteria for one or more of the sexual disorders, many offenders are also diagnosed with additional psychological disorders requiring treatment. Mental retardation, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, dementia and substance abuse can influence and individual’s sexual behavior, leading to a sexual offense. The goal of a SB Evaluation is to recommend treatment that will minimize the potential of additional sexual offenses in the future.

 

Adult Mental Health Assessments

We offer a wide variety of tests, most often short, self-report questionnaires, designed to identify specific mental health issues that a client may be facing. Among the tests offered by the Family Guidance Center are:

  • The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II)

  • The Beck Anxiety Inventory

  • Burns Depressive Checklist

  • Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS-SR)

  • Sheehan Panic Disorder Scale (SPS)

  • Vancouver Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (VOCI)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Inventory- Revised (OCI-R)

  • Fatigue Assessment Scale (FAS)

  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)

  • Sheehan Work Disability Scale

  • Eating Disorders Diagnostic Scale (EDDS)

  • Adult ADHD Self Report Scale

  • Common Mental Disorders Questionnaire (CMDQ)

  • Adult Self-Report Scale Symptom Checklist (ASRS)

  • Suicide Assessment

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale- Revised

  • Brief Betrayal Trauma Survey

 

Vocational Assessments

Vocational assessments are useful for young adults who are undecided about their career choice, as well as older workers who have been forced to find a new job or chosen to pursue a second career. These types of assessments ask the individual to go through and rate a wide assortment of likes and dislikes and possible careers. The result is a profile of likely careers the client would enjoy which the client can then discuss with a clinician. At the Family Guidance Center we have two of the most popular vocational assessments:

  • The Strong Interest Inventory

  • The Self Directed Search (SDS)


We are proud to say that we tailor our services to each individual client and draw on a wide variety of new as well as time tested diagnostic tools.


 

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