The assessment of personality dynamics will illuminate some personality traits that may contribute to difficulty with inter-personal functioning. Conversely, personality assessment can also help determine psychological strengths and characteristics to aid in behavioural change.
DSM-IV (TR) Diagnosis of Mental Health and Personality Issues
A DSM-IV (TR) diagnosis will provide a clear descriptive outline of the client’s mental health condition and the likely cause of the condition, as well as a prognosis in terms of future functioning.
Evaluation of Intellectual Functioning
Evaluation of intellectual functioning can assist in determining the appropriate level of remediation and ability of the individual to function in educational and vocational settings.