Clinical Psychology


Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.

Psychological Assessment is the process of systematic collection, organization and interpretation of information about a person and his situation and helps to predict the persons behavior in a new situation.

Mental Retardation refers to SIGNIFICANTLY SUB AVERAGE GENERAL INTELLECTUAL FUNCTIONING, resulting in or associated with concurrent IMPAIRMENTS IN ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOUR and manifested during the DEVELOPMENTAL PERIOD.

There are three important areas of assessment in persons with Mental Retardation.

  • Measurement of the overall level of general intellectual functioning (DQ / IQ / PQ)
  • Assessment of Adaptive Behaviour.
  • Detailed analysis of individual abilities and deficits.

Psychological assessment helps in the process of diagnosis (e.g. - Mental Retardation) Classification (Eg. : Mild Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation etc.,) and for intervention / Management plans (Eg. : Behaviour modification therapy, self help skills)

As there is no single test applicable to all persons with special needs with or without the associated problems mentioned above, the choice of the right test becomes very important.

These are the following tests we do for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention:

Cognitive and intelligence tests for special children :
  • Binet Kamat Test of Intelligence (BKT)
  • Developmental Screening Test (DST)
  • Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS)
  • Seguin Form Board.
Cognitive and intelligence tests :
  • Malin's Intelligence scale for India Children(MISIC)
  • Bender Visuo-Motor Gestalt Test-||(BGT)
  • Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (CPM)
  • Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices(SPM)
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Children Apperception Test (CAT)
  • Wechsler Adult Performance Intelligence Scale (WAPIS)
  • P.G.I. Memory Scale (P.G.I, M.S)
  • Children's Personality Questionnaire (C.P.Q)
  • Bhatia's battery of performance scale of performance
  • P.G.I. Brain Dysfunction scale
Personality Tests:
  • 16 Personality Factors (P.F)
  • Medico Psychological Questionnaire (M.P.Q)
  • Children's Personality Questionnaire (C.P.Q)
  • Eysneck Personality Questionnaire (E.P.Q.R)
Aptitude Test:
  • Differential Aptitude Test (D.A.T)

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