Dr. Saeks has advanced training and extensive experience adminstering psychological tests and interpreting the results. He has spent more than 20 years teaching about, supervising, and administering psychological tests, including 12 years at the Menninger Clinic, one of the recognized centers for the understanding and use of psychological testing.
Dr. Saeks limits his practice to personality testing for psychotherapy to help an individual and his or her psychotherapist better understand the individual and to fine tune the psychotherapy process.
Dr. Saeks accepts referrals for psychological testing, a formalized way of obtaining a richer, more three-dimensional understanding of an individual. Testing is most often requested by a psychotherapist at the beginning of a psychotherapy process, or after therapy is underway and new questions have emerged.
The Testing Process
Testing starts with a clinical interview followed by the administration of specific, established psychological tests that are designed to help answer the questions asked of testing. Dr. Saeks' special focus is on projective personality tests such as the Rorschach and TAT (Thematic Apperception Test).
If you have questions about the process, are interested in learning more about testing, or want to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Saeks.
Testing typically takes 2 - 4 hours of face to face time and an equal amount of indirect time for scoring and interpreting the results, plus 1 hour for writing the test report, which typically is completed in 3-4 days after the testing is completed. The patient is responsible for paying for all services upon completion of the testing.
To summarize, the cost of the testing includes:
- 1 hour of indirect time to score and interpret the tests for every hour of direct contact.
- 1 hour to write the report and give initial verbal feedback to the referring source.
- 1 hour to consult with the person who was tested to review the results of the testing if they so desire.
While Dr. Saeks does not accept insurance in his practice, many companies do cover some portion of the fees for psychological testing. At the end of the testing Dr. Saeks will give the patient a Superbill that has all the codes and information normally required by insurance companies to pay for covered services.