The American Board of Mental Health Diagnostics
Psychopedia Portal
  By : Michael Kasdaglis, Dcsw

Mental Health Screening and Assessments - Psychometrics


Psychometrics refers to an area of practice as well as of the design and interpretation of psychological tests. Their aim is to evaluate, assess, confirm, and/or diagnose Neuropsychiatric, Intellectual, Personality, Psychological, and other status, or conditions. These other status may include, though is not limited to questions about knowledge, education, aptitude, ability, memory, happiness, coordination, etc.
Though in use by many professions, as well as business enterprises, they primarily fall under the categories of Mental Health and Education.

Please note that our Psychometrics section includes more than 200 tests and as such, a thorough presentation will be rather tedious and extensive. In the interest of brevity, we will only list the names of tests and instruments relevant to 'diagnostics'

Intelligence, Intellectual Functioning, IQ

  • Children’s Color and Intermediate Trail Making Test
  • Children’s Memory Scale (CMS) and Wechsler Memory Scale-III/IV (WMS-III/IV)
  • Differential Ability Scales (DAS)
  • KABC-II: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test.
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5)
  • Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA)
  • Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III/IV (WAIS-III/IV)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-II (WIAT-II/III)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)
  • Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning (WRAML-II)
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)
  • Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities

Personality: Types, Traits.

  • Activity vector analysis (AVA)
  • Bem Sex-Role Inventory
  • Big Five personality traits
  • California Psychological Inventory
  • DISC assessment
  • EQSQ Test (Empathizing–systemizing theory)
  • Eysenck Personality Questionnaire
  • Forte Communication Style Profile
  • Hare Psychopathy Checklist
  • Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)
  • HEXACO model of personality structure Personality Inventory
  • Holland Codes (RIASEC) (Personality-occupation matching)
  • International Personality Item Pool (IPIP)
  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter
  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Newcastle Personality Assessor (NPA)
  • Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator (PMAI)
  • Revised NEO Personality Inventory
  • Robin Hood Morality Test
  • Rorschach inkblot test
  • Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire or 16PF Questionnaire (16PF)
  • Swedish Universities Scales of Personality
  • Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis
  • Temperament and Character Inventory
  • The Birkman Method
  • The Hand Test
  • Thematic Apperception Test
  • True Colors (personality) Test
  • Woodworth Personal Data Sheet

Neuropsychological Tests & Batteries

  • Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT-5th Edition)
  • Booklet Categories Test (BCT)
  • Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Exam (BDAE)
  • Boston Naming Test (BNT-R)
  • Children’s (Intermediate) Trail Making Test
  • Children’s Memory Scale (CMS) (Multi-scale test of memory, encoding and learning)
  • Dementia Rating Scale-II (DRS-II) (Multi-scale test battery)
  • Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB-II) (Multi-scale test battery)
  • Matrix Reasoning and Cancellation Tests
  • Mini-Mental State Exam-II (MMSE-II)
  • Neuropsychological Symptom Checklist (NSC)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-III/IV)
  • Rey & Taylor Complex Figures Tests
  • Screening Test for the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB-ST)
  • Stroop Color-World Test
  • Tests & Rating Scales of Executive Functioning
  • Trail Making Test (TMT)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III/IV) (Multi-scale test battery)
  • Wechsler Memory Scale-III/IV (WMS-III/IV) (Multi-scale test battery)
  • Wide Range Assessment of Memory & Learning (WRAML-II)
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)

Forensics, Family Court, Custody - Scales and Instruments

  • Adolescent Risk Assessment (CARE-2)
  • Hare Psychopathy Checklist—Full and Screening Version (Hare PCL-SV)
  • Multiphasic Sex Inventory—Adult and Adolescent forms (MSI)
  • Psychosexual Life History Questionnaire
  • Selected checklists for violence, attitudes towards violence and weapons.
  • Selected competency, criminal responsibility and malingering instruments.
  • Selected parenting and child inventories and checklists for custody evaluations.
  • Sexual Violence Risk 20 (SVR-20)
  • Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA)
  • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-III)
  • Uniform Child Custody Evaluation System (UCCES)
  • Violence Risk Assessment Instrument (HCR-20)

Multiple Personality Inventories, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Trauma

  • Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES)
  • Detailed Assessment of Post-traumatic Stress (DAPS)
  • Multi-scale Dissociation Inventory (MDI)
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D)
  • Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSSCC)
  • Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI)

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