Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. A clinical psychologist treats patients through psychotherapy and provides solutions to mental health problems. They evaluate and alleviate psychological distress and promote an individual’s well-being and personal development.

Psychologists perform tests and use various assessment tools to measure a person’s behaviour and arrive at a diagnosis. This helps them in planning an accurate treatment plan. Some of the psychological assessments conducted at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore include:

Intelligent Quotient Assessment

  • Wechsler’s Intelligence Scale for children (WISC III)
  • Wechsler’s Intelligence Scale for children (WISC IV)
  • Nonverbal test of Intelligence (NVTI)
  • Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM)
  • Vineland social maturity scale

Neuro - Motor Assessments

  • Bender Gestalt

Projective Assessments

  • Children’s Apperception Test (CAT)
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • House Tree Person test (HTP)
  • Draw A Person (DAP)

Social Quotient Assessments

  • Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS)

ADHD Assessment

  • Vanderbilt Assessment
  • ADHD Checklist

Autism Spectrum Assessments

  • Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
  • Asperger’s Syndrome Checklist

Educational Assessments

  • Diagnostic Test of Learning Disability (DTLD)
  • Wide Range Assessment Test (WRAT)
  • Aston Index

Memory test

  • Wechsler Memory Scale form 1(WMS)

Personality test

  • Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Personality (MAP form A)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2)
  • Draw a person(DAP)
  • House Tree Person (HTP)
  • Hamilton Anxiety Test
  • Hamilton psychiatric rating scale of depression
  • Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Personality (MAP form T)
  • Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Personality (MAP form C)

Aptitude & Ability test

  • Differential Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • David’s Battery of Differential Ability –R(DBDA)

The Centre for Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore has the best clinical psychologists who evaluate the root cause of the current problem and provide long lasting solutions. The Centre also offers counselling services where top counsellors offer guidance and support to the individual while adapting to change and help them in managing their life in a better way. Together psychotherapy and counselling services help a person in overcoming unwanted emotions and behavioral habits.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy assists a person to focus on present issues and provide the possible solutions for them. It helps them identify counterproductive behaviours and replace them with realistic beliefs and behaviours. CBT can help in treating several mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, stress disorders and eating disorders. It is more effective when done in combination with medications or other treatments.

Behavioral Therapy helps to identify and change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It is based on the theory that all types of behaviours are learned over a period of time and they can be unlearned if they are doing more harm than good. This therapy can help in treating several mental health disorders like anxiety, panic attacks and depression. It has also been found to be effective in problems due to substance abuse.

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a type of therapy that helps identify irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns. It is very important to address these as it can lead to emotional or behavioral issues. REBT uses 3 techniques – problem solving, cognitive restructuring and coping – to help people change irrational beliefs and better manage the emotional consequences caused by them.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for treating psychological disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). The therapy is divided into 2: the Exposure component that refers to confrontation with thoughts, images and/or objects that provoke anxiety; and, the Response Prevention component that trains the person in making a conscious choice to not respond compulsively to the trigger. This therapy is initially done under the guidance of a therapist and eventually practiced by the person themselves.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy that tries to identify negative thinking patterns and replace them with positive ones. It is most effective in people with suicidal and self-destructive behaviours. The therapy focusses on patient’s acceptance of their behaviour followed by ways of changing it. Dialectical Behavior Therapy also helps patients with a borderline personality disorder who have sudden mood shifts with acute episodes of anger and aggression.

Interpersonal Therapy aids in resolving emotional problems due to interpersonal relationships. These could be with immediate family, friends or coworkers in the office. It helps patients to better comprehend emotional problems such as grief and loss, societal changes, change in job roles and disputes with partners. Interpersonal Therapy assists people adopt different and healthy ways of expressing their emotions that will improve their social interaction and interpersonal relationships.