Psychological Assessment at CCS
- What is psychological assessment?
- Who is eligible?
- What can I expect?
- How much does it cost?
- What if I want to learn more?
Psychological assessment (sometimes called testing) is a process that can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself through the use of psychological tests. Psychological assessment can help answer questions like:
- Why is it so hard to concentrate?
- Do I have problems with my memory?
- Am I in the right major?
- Why am I struggling in certain classes?
Psychological assessment can help answer questions you have for yourself. It can also help answer questions posed by your individual CCS therapist or CCS psychiatrist to help guide your treatment.
Students who are currently receiving individual therapy services at CCS are eligible for psychological assessment. You and your individual CCS therapist and/or CCS psychiatrist will determine whether a referral for psychological assessment is indicated. Visit [http://ccs.osu.edu/about-us-and-our-services/] to learn about our therapy services and how to make an appointment.
CCS is able to offer psychological assessment appointments each academic year on a varying but limited basis. Examiners use various instruments and methods to help answer questions that may be posed by you and/or your individual provider. Most services are performed by trainees who are under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals. CCS offers the following categories of psychological assessment:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Career (fee of up to $28.50)
- Learning Disorder (LD)
After your CCS therapist and/or CCS psychiatrist makes a referral for assessment, the Assessment Committee will review the referral and determine if the referral can be accommodated at CCS. If so, you can expect to attend several appointments over several weeks which will include a thorough interview, screening questionnaires, and a battery of comprehensive assessment instruments. You can expect to discuss the results and receive feedback from your examiner 4-6 weeks after the last attended appointment.
Most testing is free. Career Assessment costs up to $28.50. CCS does not bill insurance companies for fees associated with psychological assessment and payment is expected at the time of the assessment appointment. Payment is accepted in the form of check, money order, or BuckID.
To learn more about psychological assessment, please speak with your individual CCS therapist or contact the assessment coordinator, Barb Urbanczyk.