The Psychologists Podcast

Miss Diagnosis MINISERIES Ep. 4 (Final): Testing

October 31, 2021 Julia Strait Season 2 Episode 4
The Psychologists Podcast
Miss Diagnosis MINISERIES Ep. 4 (Final): Testing
Show Notes

…The final Miniseries episode (for now), In which my inner conflict about diagnosing people emerges :)

Some people call us “testers,” so what is a psychological test??? I’ll tell you about the pros and cons of three kinds of measures (scales, tests, whatever) that are commonly used in psychological evaluations (and research).

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In this special Miss Diagnosis miniseries, we're looking behind the scenes at psychological assessment--the underused and little known but totally helpful psychological service that helps you answer questions like, "Am I normal?", and/or "Do I have ADHD...or PTSD, or Autism, or OCD, or Bipolar, or...?", and/or "What treatment(s) will be best for me?"

Look for polls and comment on posts on my Instagram @drjuliatx as we go through the series. I want to know what you want to know!
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I'm Julia Strait, and I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in comprehensive, trauma-informed, neurodiversity-inclusive, collaborative psychological assessment. You can find me...

  • on Instagram @drjuliatx
  • at the private practice where I work: https://steppingstonetherapy.org/strait/
  • at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/julia-strait-webster-tx/444237
  • on the Psychology Today blog, This Emotional Mind: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-mind
  • on Amazon, with an anxiety book for teens (adults can use it too :)): https://www.amazon.com/Panic-Attacks-Workbook-Teens-psychology/dp/1648766137