Psychological testing during the initial six-week evaluation and treatment period provides an in-depth assessment used to inform treatment. Using both personality and cognitive tests, psychologists aim to describe patients’ experiences, outline their characteristic ways of thinking and feeling, and understand the ways they try to manage what troubles them. Patients who stay a year or more may be re-tested with a focus on evidence of change. We also offer more extensive neuropsychological assessment as needed.
Hear our Clinicians Talk About Psychological Testing at Austen Riggs
In four separate video clips, former Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, gives an overview of psychological testing at Riggs, its place as part of the Fellowship program and its role in the initial six-week treatment and evaluation phase at the Austen Riggs Center.
Spencer Biel, PsyD, explains the value of psychological testing during the Evaluation and Treatment Phase.
Blog Posts About Psychological Testing at Austen Riggs
Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD, explains research on the history of psychological testing at Riggs and what it reveals.