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Psychological Testing

Addiction treatment has come a long way in recent decades.

Extensive research and efforts from psychologists, therapists, neuroscientists, and addiction specialists have allowed us to treat addiction confidently and safely.

Clinical tests for assessment and evaluation can now provide important insight into your addiction. Our team here at Cirque Lodge can provide the most accurate, up-to-date addiction treatment available with comprehensive testing.

At Cirque Lodge, we aim to provide the best treatment for you as an individual. Addiction treatment becomes more effective when we understand the details of a client’s life.

With an in-depth understanding of your background, we can tailor a treatment program that suits your specific needs. Each client is different.

Everyone comes to rehab with a unique life story and circumstances. Getting to know the client is not only about asking questions and having a conversation. For treatment to be effective, we investigate parts of your life that you may not realize have contributed to your addiction. Thus, the more we get to know you, the more you get to know yourself.

At Cirque Lodge, we offer comprehensive psychological testing and assessments before treatment. Our tests and assessments include:

  • Psychological testing
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Cognitive testing
  • Personality testing

We carry out tests and assessments before treatment and continue to do so throughout. This allows us to monitor your well-being and intervene when necessary.

The Importance of Psychological Testing

The Importance of Psychological Testing

Co-occurring Disorders

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, many people who seek professional help for addiction also struggle with other mental health issues.

When mental health issues co-occur with addiction, a person has a ‘co-occurring disorder’ or ‘dual diagnosis.’ Common disorders that co-occur with addiction include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Unresolved trauma

We must understand and treat these co-occurring disorders if recovery is going to be successful. Left unresolved, they make it harder to engage in addiction treatment and increase one’s risk of relapse post-rehab.

Throughout rehab, we can address your co-occurring disorders with counseling, therapy, and any necessary medication. This gives you the best chance of long-term recovery.

For example, suppose you have co-occurring anxiety and substance use disorder. In that case, there is a risk of relapse after treatment if your anxiety is not treated. In rehab, we would focus on getting to the roots of your anxiety. We offer effective tools and skills for coping and self-management of anxiety triggers.

The National Institute of Mental Health explains that people with mental health issues often turn to substances to reduce the other condition’s symptoms. Any relief gained from substance use is temporary, and the symptoms soon return.

SUD and mental health issues exacerbate each other and complicate treatment. For this reason, we are diligent and dedicated with our psychological testing. When we treat your underlying mental health issues, we put you in an optimal position to engage in therapy and sustain your recovery.

Targeted Treatment

During your stay at Cirque Lodge, you will receive:

  • A comprehensive psychiatric interview
  • Psychological tests
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Clinical assessments

The above tests help us paint the most precise picture possible of your current health and treatment needs.

Our advanced psychological testing methods ensure that you receive the most accurate diagnosis possible. With greater accuracy, we can provide more targeted treatment. With the information gained from your tests, our team can customize an appropriate, effective treatment to suit your individual needs.

With psychological testing, we can:

  • Diagnose and treat a variety of disorders and conditions that may perpetuate addiction
  • Organize a strategy for medical intervention when necessary, based on empirical evidence
  • Identify and address interpersonal and intrapersonal issues that could jeopardize treatment
  • Provide insight into your health so you can understand the purpose of your tailored treatment program

Addiction recovery science and psychology have made huge strides forward in recent decades. Our psychological tests use the latest in mental health and addiction recovery science. We can determine your unique needs in the following areas:

  • Mood and emotional functioning
  • Personality and Psychology
  • Intellectual functioning
  • Cognition, behavior
  • Crisis
  • Symptom severity
  • Spiritual and cultural
  • Trauma history
  • History of process addictions
  • Sleep
  • Pain
 Comprehensive Psychological Tests at Cirque Lodge

Comprehensive Psychological Tests at Cirque Lodge

Our diligent approach means that you get the most accurate diagnosis possible.

The more precise your results, the easier it is for our team to deliver an evidence-based, appropriate program.

Examples of our psychological tests include:

Psychological/Personality Tests

  • Structured clinical interview for DSM-V
  • Personality Assessment Inventory
  • Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

Mood and Emotional Functioning Tests

  • Beck Anxiety Inventory
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • Beck Hopelessness Scale
  • Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
  • Geriatric Depression Scale
  • Mood Disorder Questionnaire

Trauma Tests

  • PTSD Checklist for DSM-5
  • Life Events Checklist for DSM-5
  • Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5)
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (PTSD Module)

Addiction Tests

  • Adrenal Stress Index
  • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory

Vocational Tests

  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Career Assessment Inventory (CSI)

Neuropsychological Tests

  • Wechsler Memory Scale-IV (WMS-IV)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS-IV)
  • Woodcock-Johnson
  • Trails A&B
  • Rey Complex Figure
  • Test of Nonverbal Intelligence-IV (TONI-IV)
  • Wechsler Fundamentals: Academic Skills
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
  • Test of Variable Attention
  • Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale (BAARS-IV)
What Are the Benefits of Psychological Testing?

What Are the Benefits of Psychological Testing?

Our comprehensive psychological tests allow you and our team to understand the finer details of your addiction and mental health status.

Addiction is not only about physical symptoms. There are psychological aspects to the condition that plays a massive role in your recovery.

With our in-depth tests, we can identify the underlying causes of your addiction and take appropriate action. These tests are crucial for effective treatment. By identifying and addressing your co-occurring disorder(s), we can prevent them from hindering your recovery.

Our team is highly skilled and expertly trained in treating addiction and a range of co-occurring disorders, such as:

  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Codependency

The insight we gain from testing also allows us to provide for your entire range of treatment needs. We can deliver targeted counseling and medical support throughout rehab to help you engage in treatment and get the most out of your time with us. The test results also inform your continuing care. This offers you the best chance at sustaining your recovery.

At Cirque Lodge, we help you get your life back on track. We know what your potential is – we want to help you reach it. We have seen clients walk through our doors with feelings of hopelessness, loss, and despair but leave with a newfound optimism and joy for life.

We ensure each client that the results of their tests and their admission into rehab are entirely confidential. We encourage family involvement in treatment where appropriate.

You can rest assured that your privacy is our priority. We understand that many clients worry about stigma and the social consequences of addiction. We keep your recovery experience completely confidential.

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