Psychologists Ask Questions and Try to Find Answers for Those Questions: How Do They Do This?
Assessments, then, serve to respond to questions through the use of tests and other procedures. It is important to note that the selection of appropriate tests requires an understanding of the specific circumstances of the individual being assessed, falling under the purview of clinical judgment. For this reason, the committee refrains from recommending the use of any specific test in this report. Any reference to a specific test is to provide an illustrative example, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the committee for use in any specific situation; such a determination is best left to a qualified assessor familiar with the specific circumstances surrounding the assessment.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for a crisis to see your psychologist again. You might just need a “booster” session to reinforce what you learned last time. Think of it as a mental health tune-up.