Psychological Assessment

Start With An Assessment.

All psychological services first begins with an assessment.

During the initial consultation, your psychologist will first ascertain the nature of your presenting issues. This would include asking for information with regards to symptoms related to your mental health. An assessment is also made on the extent of how it is affecting your daily life.

Your psychologist will then invest time in understanding your background. This may include information regarding your years growing up, your family and social relationships, educational and employment history, and your physical health. The reason for doing so is to have a comprehensive awareness of what factors could possibly contribute to your concerns. Furthermore, this could also assist in identifying personal strengths that can be used to improve your mental health. 

By the end of the consultation, your psychologist will be able to advice regarding your mental health concerns. You will then collaborate with the professional in developing goals in treating the issues faced. Then, your psychologist will also be able to answer questions that you may have.

If required, recommendations for further assessment will be provided. 

By the end of the initial consultation, you will be able to have an understanding of your presenting issues. Your psychologist will be able to explain what is contributing to your concerns, and how he or she is able to collaborate with you in addressing them. You will be provided a clear road map on how future sessions will look like. If you have any questions, do feel free to also address them with your psychologist.

Usually, mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, explosive anger, physical complaints with a psychological nature (psychosomatic), substance abuse/ addiction, and also social issues (i.e. relationship issues, trouble at work) affecting the client can be effectively assessed during the initial consultation. As such, further assessment may not be required. Instead, treatment planning can take place.

Your psychologist will be able to advice accordingly.

Some mental health issues which affects a person’s cognitive abilities would require further assessment. This may include the administration of standardized cognitive testing, as well as other tests deemed necessary to rule out concerns which are neurodevelopmental in nature.

Further assessment may be necessary to rule out the diagnoses of:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Autism (Adult)
  • ADHD (Adult)
  • Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)

In some cases, clients have also requested for an assessment to determine giftedness (e.g. High IQ).

We only provide assessments for clients within the age of 16 – 54 years old. Your psychologist will be able to advice accordingly.

Should you undergo further assessment, your psychologist will schedule a follow-up appointment with you. During the follow-up, you may be required to complete a variety of tasks, questionnaires, or to provide relevant information. The duration of the assessment will depend on the extent of tests used.

Once further assessment is completed, your psychologist will then prepare a detailed psychological report highlighting the findings. This may take up to a week. A briefing session is then scheduled between you and the psychologist.

During the briefing, your psychologist will share with you the test findings. The professional will be able to explain in depth regarding your mental functions, diagnosis (if any), and recommendations on what can be done to address them. You are able to bring up any questions that you may have about the findings with your psychologist. You may also collaborate with your psychologist in treatment planning.

A copy of the psychological report will also be provided to you.

At People Psychological Solutions, we have a full range of the latest psychological assessment tools for adults. These assessments are internationally recognized and represents the “gold standard” of psychological testing.

Among our inventory are:

  • Weschler Adult Intelligence  Scale – 4th UK Edition (WAIS-IV)
  • Weschler Individual Achievement Test – 4th US Edition (WIAT-IV) *coming soon*
  • Test of Variable of Attention 9 (T.O.V.A 9)
  • Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS)
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scales – 3rd Edition
  • Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)

Your psychologist may also use additional research-validated questionnaires in supplementing assessment findings from the above.

The rates for the initial consultation with a qualified member of our team is RM250 per session. Click here to view our team.

We also provide services by trainee clinical psychologists. They are currently undertaking their final year of master’s-level practicum. Upon completion, they will then be fully qualified clinical psychologists. All of their work are closely supervised for quality and standard of care. The rates for the initial consultation with a trainee is RM 60 per session.

After the initial consultation, clients have at times requested for documentation reporting on their mental health functioning. Should the case require no further assessment, such documentation is charged at RM 100 per document

Should further assessment be scheduled, the initial consultation fee will be waived. Instead, a one-off fee is charged, which includes the initial consultation, follow-up appointment, psychological report, and briefing session. This one-off fee includes all aspects of the assessment sessions and materials, from start to finish.

As the assessment tools used will differ based on the presenting issues, your psychologist will be able to advice the rates for the one-off fee. The estimated one-off fee with a qualified member of our team ranges from RM1500 – RM3000. Click here to view our team.

As mentioned, your psychologist will be able to advice if further assessment is recommended. You are then able to make a choice on whether to continue with further assessment, or to instead retain the initial consultation fee.

We also provide services by trainee clinical psychologists. Based on the presenting issues, they are able to provide similar to the above, with a fixed one-off fee of RM1250.

We accept payment by:

  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card (Visa/ Mastercard)
  • Ewallet
  • Online bank transfer

At People Psychological Solutions, our team of clinical psychologists (click here to view team) will be able to provide psychological assessment and treatment for clients within the ages of 16 – 54 years old, which include:

Assessment

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (Intellectual Disability, Autism, Specific Learning Disorder)
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Paraphilic Disorders

Treatment

  • Bipolar and Related Disorders (may require collaborative treatment)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders (may require collaborative treatment)
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Social Issues (such as difficulties in relationships, career)

Our team members engage in evidence-based practice. As such, they will be able to advice accordingly if the scope of assessment or treatment is beyond the professional’s competency or requires collaborative treatment with other mental health or healthcare professional(s).

 

People Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. and its professionals do not engage in cases that require assessment, treatment, provision of psychological documentation, or testimony for use in a court of law or for any other legal purpose(s). 

People Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to decline such cases. In the event that such information have been withheld from the company and/ or the clinical psychologist, People Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to retain charged fees for services already provided and to decline follow-up of the case. 

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