Overview, Analysis, and Recommendation of Psychometric Diagnostic Assessments for Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center
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Due to the drastic increase in the number of mental health diagnoses being made concerns have arisen in regards to the effectiveness and usefulness of psychometry and its assessment tools. Currently, the Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center (PCC) administers the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test- Second Edition (KBIT-2) as an intelligence test, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test – 64 (WCST-64) as the test of executive functioning, and Conners’ Continuous Performance Test – Second Edition (CCPT-II) for the continuous performance test. Following detailed examination of several tests measuring intelligence, executive functioning, and continuous performance, results indicated that the Wechsler Abbreviated Intelligence Scale – Second Edition (WASI-II), WCST-64, and the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) to be the most reliable and valid options that PCC should consider implementing as their preferred psychometric assessments.