In addition to providing psychotherapy and relationship counseling, I really enjoy doing
assessments and evaluations of adult clients (sorry, no children or adolescents). This includes
both psychological testing and “light” neuropsychological testing. You or your clients may find
this a useful addition to your therapy work.
For example, you might have a really tough case where you just don’t feel sure of what’s going
on with a person. Here, I might recommend an MCMI (Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory) to
check for personality disorders and possibly a SIMS (Structured Inventory of Malingered
Or, you may have a client who you suspect has problems with early dementia. You may have
provided an MMSE (Mini Mental Status Exam) and they failed. But, you’d like to have more
information to provide to the client’s family or physician. In this case, I might recommend a
Geriatric Depression Scale to rule out depression and possibly some neuropsychological
screening (BVMG and Trails) to rule out neurological issues.
In either case above, I might also recommend some level of trauma assessment, as I have
found that many people with unusual mental disorder or medical issues have a trauma history.
"The body bears the burden" and "the body remembers," as they say.
You get the idea.
This is a list of the tests I can provide:
Geriatric Depression Scale
Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)
Male-Specific Depression Inventory
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2)
Rorschach Inkblot Test
Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank – Adult Form
Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS)
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Yale Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale
Cognitive Assessment/Neuropsychological Screening
Autistic Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test (BVMG)
Brown ADD Scales - Adult
Conjoint Cortical Screen
Dementia Rating Scale
Mini Mental Status Exam
Stroop Color and Word Test (Stroop)
Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)
Trailmaking Tests A and B (Trails)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Third Edition (WAIS-III)
Wechsler Memory Scale – Third Edition (WMS-III)
Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES)
PTSD Symptom Scale
Structured Interview for Disorders of Extreme Stress (SIDES)
Traumatic Antecedents Questionnaire (TAQ)
If you believe that testing and assessment of your client can help put your work on the right
path, please call me at 760.354.9140.
I wish you'd help me look into a more
interesting problem - namely, my sanity.
~ Kurt Vonnegut
Ph: 760.354.9140 ■ 3150 El Camino Real, Suite C, Carlsbad, California 92008 ■ Contact Dr. Dan