The mind I love most must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.
Psychometric assessments are typically administered in order to further inform a particular clinical, psychodiagnostic, or other psychological inquiry. They specifically entail objectively measuring specific psychological constructs within the broader domains of cognition, emotion, and behavior.
A well-structured psychometric assessment will employ a battery of psychological screens and tests, which may include both objective and subjective tests.
As part of standard clinical practice I recommend that clinical assessments include a basic psychometric assessment battery and that psychodignostic assessments include a more detailed psychometric assessment battery.
Outside of clinical practice I include psychological screens and psychometric tests in all psycholegal assessments, including family related assessments and assessments completed within the context of the civil or criminal justice system.
I do not provide psychometric assessments for educational or corporate purposes – such services should be provided by either an educational psychologist or industrial psychologist respectively.