Assessments can take a variety of forms and be used to assess and better understand children, teens and adults as they move through different life-stages. The development of one’s career path moves through a variety of changes and shifts, which often begin well before matric and into mid-life. Psychological assessment can assist clients in understanding their personalities, values and aptitudes in order to assist them in making career and wellness decisions.
These types of assessments are useful in gaining a holistic understanding and more insight into the inner world of a child. These assessments are indicated where there are concerns around a child’s social, emotional and behavioural functioning.
Parents or caregivers may be concerned about excessive worry, irritability, sadness or anxiety; displays of aggression; heightened emotional reactions; indications of poor self-concept or low self-esteem as well as associated behavioural concerns. Results are discussed in a feedback session along with a comprehensive feedback report to guide decision making.
A holistic understanding of a child’s neurodevelopmental, emotional, cognitive and educational functioning provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to make informed decisions about their children.
These assessments are conducted with children of school-going age and seek to highlight strengths and challenges in various areas of functioning. Results are discussed in a feedback session along with a comprehensive feedback report to guide decision making.
Career guidance is beneficial in both subject choice (Grade 9) and career planning (Grade 11 and 12) contexts. The process is based on a holistic understanding of the individual through the use of both standardised tests and narrative techniques. This provides an in-depth picture of aptitudes, personality, interests and values. Results are discussed in a feedback session along with a comprehensive feedback report to guide decision making.
The understanding of careers has adapted into a more fluid process with a focus on individual growth and satisfaction, represented by adaptation and change. A change of career later in life can be an exciting endeavour but will naturally be coupled by some stress and uncertainty.
Mid-career assessments make use of both standardised tests and narrative techniques to assist in creating an in-depth picture of aptitudes, personality, interests and values. The holistic nature of this process seeks to understand each individual within their context and aid them in career decision making, whether that be a slight change in focus or a move to an entirely new field of work.
Coaching and mentoring are also offered in line with career satisfaction, motivation, goal-setting, improved communication and better self-understanding within the career context.
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Impact Therapy has a variety of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists; providing assistance for children, adolescents and adults, as well as couples and families.