Personality assessment can provide insight into several aspects including the person’s self-concept, thought patterns, personal, social, and behavioural problems, strengths and challenges, coping mechanisms, interpersonal issues, severity of distress, risk, reality-contact and ego-strength. Often, the requisite awareness or understanding of the dynamics contributing to a person’s distress is inadequate or incorrect, hence assessment provides a comprehensive and objective picture of their mental and emotional health and functioning.
Assessment provides valuable data for relevant interventions and therapeutic support for children, teenagers, adults, couples and groups. Some of the common concerns for which personality assessment is often useful are: feelings of depression, anxiety, fears, conflicts, relationship and communication problems, trouble making or keeping friends and/or jobs, anger, trauma, abuse, behavioural difficulties, low impulse control, addiction, psychosis/Schizophrenia, low confidence and self-esteem, social difficulties, occupational difficulties, marital difficulties, medically unexplained or difficult to treat illness, aches or pains, personality issues and personal development.
SACAC Counselling provides Personality Assessment using empirically validated clinical tests like:
- Rorschach Inkblot Test
- Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
- Children’s Apperception Test (CAT)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indication (MBTI)
- Strong Interests Inventory