This is generally
performed by a licensed psychologist when a
problem that does not have a physical origin
is noticed and the cause needs to be determined.
This problem can exist in several realms, for
example, among others: Inappropriate behavior,
inappropriate mood states, failure to perform
up to expected standards (as happens with some
children in school).
The purpose of this evaluation is to determine what is happening in the individual’s psychological life that may be blocking their ability to behave (or feel) in a more appropriate and constructive manner. Testing can not necessarily pinpoint the precise cause of the disturbance, especially if it is a complex emotional issue, but it will give a number of clues that can help the family and the professional guide the individual in the right direction.