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Low-Cost Psychological Assessments

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The Swinburne Psychology Clinic provides a wide range of psychological assessment services for children, adolescents and adults. All tests are administered by trained post-graduate students and their work is supervised by experienced professional staff. Those who complete an assessment are provided with a detailed report of and a follow-up interview to interpret the results. Assessments can be useful to help select a career, understand problems at school, objectively measure personal strengths and weaknesses and to develop a greater personal understanding and insight. Assessments available at the Psychology Clinic are listed below.

Intellectual Ability / Intelligence Tests

The Psychology Clinic conducts a range of low-cost psychological assessments that measure an individual's level of intelligence and identify their intellectual strengths and weakness. The tests used are valid and reliable and can be conducted with individuals aged 2.5 to 89 years.

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)

The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence is a comprehensive measure of a young child's intellectual ability. The assessment involves game-like activities, as well as age-specific subtests.
Test age range: 2.5 - 7 years
Cost: $250.00

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children is a comprehensive measure of a child's intellectual ability. The assessment involves a powerful set of 16 optional process-oriented subtests that assess different facets intelligence.
Test age range: 6 -16 years
Cost: $250.00

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is a comprehensive measure of an adult's intellectual ability that includes a full scale IQ score in addition to index scores that measure different facets of intelligence.
Test age range: 16 - 89 years
Cost: $250.00

Weschler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test is an achievement test measure how an individual is going in certain areas of academic school work. The WIAT gives a good overall summary of functioning in the following areas: reading, maths, written language and oral language.

Test Age Range: 4 - 85 years. Cost: $250.00

Memory Assessments

During a memory assessment at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic a counsellor will use the test below to assess your ability to store, manipulate and recall information.

Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS)

The Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) is a comprehensive measure of adult memory functioning and assessed both auditory and visual memory. The results of a memory assessment help an individual develop effective strategies to retain information to aid future learning processes. Research into the WMS has found the psychological assessment tool to be valid and reliable. The results from the test can also be used to provide further insight into an individual's performance on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.
Test age range: 16 - 89 years
Cost: $250.00

Personality Tests

All personality assessments include an individual report written by the psychological counsellor who conducted the personality assessment. One of the personality tests used at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory II (MMPI - II)

The MMPI is the dominant psychological test for adult psychopathology and assesses mental health symptoms, social adjustment and personal well-being. The test provides valuable insight for interpersonal counselling and personal development courses.
Test age range:18+ years
Cost: $200.00

Well-Being and Mental Health Tests

Psychological assessment tools that test well-being and mental health provide important information that is highly valuable in a counselling setting. At the beginning of counselling, well-being and mental health tests give a therapist an insight into the specific symptoms that a client is experiencing. Well-being and mental health tests can also be used to measure therapeutic improvements over time and evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment strategies.

Beck's Depression and Anxiety Inventories

Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck's Anxiety Inventory (BAI) are regularly used by psychological counsellors at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic.

Career Preference Assessments

A career preference assessment (sometimes called careers testing) can be useful to help identify the careers in individual is best suited to. The Psychology Clinic offers a range of low-cost psychological assessments to help individuals make informed career choices.

Holland's Self Directed Search (SDS)

The SDS was designed to assist adolescents and adults in making educational and occupational decisions by identifying the careers and occupational environments they are best suited to.
Test age range: +16 years
Cost: $160.00

Career Assessments

If you are looking to change careers we are able to tailor an assessment package to help you identify your cognitive strengths and weaknesses and to identify a range of occupations you would be suited to. Please contact reception on 9214-8653 to discuss your situation and the information you would like to obtain from a psychological assessment.
Test age range: +14 years
Cost: Variable