Center for Psychological Services and Development

Assessment Services

Career Assessment

Individual career assessments are offered for assistance with changing careers, determining occupational interest, and life planning. Assessment activities may include aptitude and interest tests and surveys, as well as discussions about your past education and job history and your future goals. Career testing is often combined with counseling. Self-exploration helps to identify careers suited to your personal interests, personality and skills. Our therapists may work in cooperation with VCU’s Career Center, which can provide additional resources that insure comprehensive service for VCU students.

Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment

The CPSD welcomes referrals for psychological and psychoeducational assessments from individuals, mental health professionals, schools, physicians, and parents. As a training clinic, we provide a closely supervised comprehensive assessment battery for each client that covers a wide range of functioning. Typically, our evaluations include measures of intellectual ability, academic achievement, personality, emotional functioning, and behavior. For school-age clients, information from teachers or other caregivers is also an important part of the process. The exact composition of each assessment battery is based on clinical need.

Following the assessment, you will be provided with a written report of integrated findings and recommendations. Because we believe in the value of a carefully considered, well-written report, this intensively supervised process usually takes four to six weeks to complete following the assessment.

Other CPSD Assessment Services

For links to other assessment services offered at the CPSD, click the links below:

ADHD Clinic for children and adolescents