There may be physical problems, anxiety, sadness or other issues. During the intake and preliminary assessment, we map out the complaints, inquire to what extent they are bothering you, and how they arose. Usually, it is also investigated to what extent the complaints are compatible with a certain clinical diagnosis, so we can tailor a treatment plan accordingly.
Everyone thinks, feels and acts largely according to fixed patterns. How you experience and respond to others in certain situations depends in part on your character or personality traits. With a personality assessment we map out these characteristics, and try to make a connection between character traits and issues.
Intelligence is the ability to reason and solve problems. We determine a general intelligence level with an intelligence test. This provides an intelligence profile, which shows your strengths and weaknesses.
Neuropsychology examines relationships between brain and behaviour. People use different neurocognitive abilities to adept and make sense of the world; for example, the abilities to concentrate or to memorise. These abilities depend on a well-functioning brain. They are called neuropsychological or neurocognitive functions. Cognitive function disorders can be the result of brain damage or deterioration, but also (temporarily) of a psychological disorder. In a neuropsychological examination, neurocognitive functioning is assessed through conversations and a test battery. The neuropsychological assessment is focused on children and adolescents, and adults will be referred to a colleague.
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