Assessment Clinic

Providing psychological and psychometric testing and assessments

Psychological assessments may sound intimidating, but they are designed to help you understand your skills and abilities.

The results of these assessments can help, if needed, in the development of a treatment plan that addresses your needs and strengths. 

Our Assessment Team at The Resilience Centre provide psychological and psychometric testing for a range of conditions, including:

  • ADHD (including Adult ADHD)
  • Learning Disorders (otherwise known as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia)
  • Assessing for giftedness
  • Intellectual Disability and assessment of functioning
  • Anxiety or mental health issues impacting on school performance
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – Diagnosis and determining appropriate severity level (e.g., level 1, 2 etc.)

Assessments can be done for applications or reviews for the NDIS as well as for the Disability Support Pension.

The Resilience Centre is able to provide assessments for adults and children aged 6 and above.

Sometimes after an initial interview the assessment team member may assess and advise that individual therapy is needed, rather than testing.

What does an assessment involve?

Initial clinical interview, to gather information about the key issue and relevant background details. If it is a child being assessed it is expected that the parent will also attend.
Duration: 1 hour

Psychometric Testing –WISC-V, WAIS-IV are the measures of cognitive ability available. WIAT-III is for measuring academic achievement.
Duration: Up to 2 hours

Questionnaires – completed by individuals, parents and/or teachers. For Autism Assessment in children and adolescents, this will typically involve a comprehensive structured parent interview in addition to tests listed above.

Report and Feedback – Once testing is completed, individuals will receive a comprehensive, detailed report that covers the findings of testing, conclusions and recommendations. Please Note: Reports usually take a minimum of 4 weeks to prepare as they involve assessment scoring, results interpretation and report writing.

Reports are provided with a feedback session which allows the individual to ask questions and understand the key findings of the report.
Duration: 1 hour

You will need to book a time for your Initial Consultation, but the Assessment Team member you see, will arrange a time with you for any tests required and for the Follow Up consultation.

These three sessions must be on separate days.


The Assessment Team Members

Constance Hui, Clinical Psychologist
Helen Myung, Registered Psychologist
Erin Patten, Registered Psychologist
Adam Wright, Clinical Psychologist 


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does an assessment cost?

    The fees vary depending on the testing needed, but can range from $1,200 – $2,000.

  • Is an assessment covered by Medicare?

    The cost of the Testing session and the Report can NOT be claimed. However, if you have a current Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or  Paediatrician, the Initial consultation and Follow up / Feedback consultation may be claimable.

  • Do I need a referral?

    Referrals are not usually required for assessments or reports.

  • How long does testing take?

    Academic and IQ testing take 60 – 90 minutes, but it is usually best to allow 2 hours for the testing session, as it varies depending on the tests needed.. The Assessment team member you see for your Initial clinical consultation /interview will be able to give you a better estimate at the end of this session.

    PLEASE NOTE: Testing is always done in the mornings.

  • What is the difference between a psychological assessment and a psychometric assessment?

    A psychological assessment is a test to determine the emotional and behavioural characteristics of an individual.

    A psychometric test is a quantitative measure of an individual’s intelligence, abilities, aptitude, personality traits, etc. These tests cannot be practised or studied for.

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