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Psychometric Assessments & Diagnosis

Psychometric Psychology is concerned with the quantification and measurement of mental attributes like behaviour, performance, and personality traits. A Psychological Evaluation, also known as Psychometric Assessment of Personality involves the intended use of specific psychometric assessment tests to determine a diagnosis of an illness and its or for a deeper understanding of a personality and their coping techniques. 

Psychometric Assessments help determine the illness that the individual may be suffering from and highlight critical elements of personal history to chart out customised treatment plans . Psychometric assessments serve as scientific tools that are used world-wide and are clinically-accepted as verified methods to diagnose and plan out treatment programs.

At Cadabams, we focus on giving patients the right diagnosis and treatment using scientifically-verified methods. Our multispeciality team uses a range of psychometric assessments when planning treatment plans to ensure that the treatment plans match the personality type for a successful recovery process. 

Psychometric Assessments and Diagnosis – How it works? 

Psychometric Assessments measure a wide range of different variables that may affect the illness or its ideal treatment procedure. This process helps with a detailed and relatively accurate  diagnostic procedure  Diagnostic assessments or psychopathology assessments include –

  • Projective tests like Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test 
  • IQ tests 
  • Personality assessments
  • Child and behavioural issues assessments like ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, specific learning disability, behavioural issues 
  • Tests of neuropsychological functioning (such as executive function, attention, memory, reasoning)
  • Brief symptom measures 

Benefits of Psychometric Assessments 

Psychometric Assessments for Professionals: 

Psychometric evaluation helps in measuring a number of attributes such as intelligence, critical reasoning, motivation and personality profile. it is widely used in an interview process.

Psychometric assessments for professionals provide  a measurable, objective data that gives a better 360-degree view of a candidate’s suitability. Psychometric tests have some ‘scientific’ credibility, hence it provides a more fair and accurate way of assessing a candidate.

  • Helps you check and challenge your diagnoses, specify treatment-related factors 
  • Helps clarify what intensity of intervention is required 
  • Insights from these evaluations help you build a collaborative formulation and therapy plan with people and improving the likelihood of treatment outcome
  • It helps you to engage with people about distressing, difficult or complex issues.

Traditionally, psychometric assessments were conducted in a pen and paper format with multiple-choice questionnaires, but recently they’re moving into a digital realm as digital assessments are quick and easy to integrate into any stage of the recruitment process.

Psychometric Assessments for Individuals:

  • Assessment empowers communication and genuine respect for the individual
  • The individual is a fundamental part of the process rather than just the ‘subject’ of an assessment
  • It allows legitimacy to an evaluation process
  • It promotes rapport-building with people in the form of a common understanding and conclusions on interventions /or treatments 
  • A therapeutic assessment has a clinical impact on the equivalent to a similar period of counselling or therapy. 

What is the difference between a Psychologist and Psychometrician?

A Psychologist is someone who studies the mind and behaviour, who uses psychological knowledge and research to solve problems, such as treating mental illnesses.

A psychologist studies a graduate program in medicine for a period of four or six years to attain a PhD (doctor of philosophy) or PsyD (doctor of psychology) degree. They will also be required to complete an exam to gain a license in a chosen state to practice professionally.

Psychologists are not authorised to prescribe medications. Instead, they recommend talk therapies and exercises that are best suited for mild mental conditions, and this is all done through careful observation and counselling with their patients. They are also found in similar places as psychiatrists but prefer setting up a private practice. 

Whereas, a Psychometrician is a professional who practices the science of measurement, or psychometrics. Psychometricians interpret test results that can be used to identify a learning disability, an individual’s aptitude and factors regarding the test subject’s personality and intelligence. In order to become a psychometrician, one needs a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Statistics, Educational assessment or a related subject.

Why Cadabams?

At Cadabams, we offer personalised psychometric assessments catering to all the needs of the individuals or professionals. Our multispecialty team of experts is with you every step of the way from diagnosis to post-care. Our evidence-based treatment approach ensures steady recovery and reintegration of patients in society. Visit Cadabam’s Hospitals for more information and insights about Psychometric Assessments & diagnosis processes or Contact us @+91 97414 76476.

FAQs

  • How to pass a psychometric assessment?

There is no definite process behind acing a psychometric assessment. However, there are some common practices that you can adopt to perform well in the exam. Ensure that you give the test with a fresh mind. Read the questions properly and try to be consistent with your answers. Since these are personality tests, many times you will get the same question in different formats. Also, focus on time management as it will show towards the end. 

  • How to prepare for psychometric assessments?

In order to prepare for a psychometric assessment, first do your research on what kinds of questions are asked. They are not technical questions but personality based. Hence, there are no right or wrong answers. Give mock tests and make a rough layout on how you plan to divide your time. This strategy will be beneficial during the actual assessment. 

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