Sojourn Coaching and Psychotherapy provides several types of psychodiagnostic assessments that are comprehensive. They include psychological (i.e. motor-vehicle accident, workplace injury, immigration), psychoeducational (i.e. intelligence, ADHD) and career.
A psychological assessment can assist in understanding an individual’s symptoms, personality, ways of coping, identify behavioural and emotional problems (anxiety, depression, adjustment) and problems in living. It evaluates an individual’s overall mental health functioning and develops a treatment plan for psychotherapy. After a motor-vehicle accident, workplace injury or disability, individuals can experience anxiety (driver anxiety), depressive mood (sadness, poor sleep), cognitive problems (difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness), post-traumatic stress (nightmares, flashbacks), chronic pain and adjustment challenges that affect daily functioning. Psychological assessments include: adoption, immigration, motor-vehicle accidents and WSIB injuries.
An educational assessment is a comprehensive assessment that provides information about an individual’s intellectual, cognitive and academic functioning, strengths and weaknesses, also behaviour and emotional issues. It includes intelligence and academic testing, can answer questions about struggles at school, attention problems, giftedness, and learning problems. Recommendations and accommodations can be made to assist with any struggles and achieving educational goals.
A career assessment can help you to learn more about yourself and making important career decisions that is satisfying and suitable to you. It may be of benefit if you are unsure of your career path, making career planning and redirection or re-integration into the workforce. The assessment can help to identify learning styles, strengths and weaknesses, career alternatives consistent with your abilities (aptitude, skills, interests). It includes tests that identify personality factors which may enhance or interfere with career goals and learning potential. The assessment provides an outline of potential career choices and recommendation on how to achieve them. You will be given feedback and a copy of your career assessment report.
Psychological and Educational Asessments are conducted under the supervision of a psychologist who is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.