The psychodiagnostic assessment helps to clarify concerns and, if necessary, to diagnose an individual’s functioning with respect to behaviour, mood, emotions, and personality. A psychodiagnostic assessment can lead to different diagnoses such as anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, traumatic stress disorder, etc. Sometimes, it is possible that the client may not meet the criteria for any disorder. Symptoms of anxiety or depression presented, or relational difficulties will be noted, and the assessment will help to understand the factors that maintain these difficulties and will therefore guide psychological interventions.
After a psychological or psychodiagnostic assessment, it is important that the client feels comfortable. Individual therapy at IFCEO has different objectives, including :
1) Accompany and support in difficult times (e.g., family difficulties, professional difficulties, etc.);
2) better understanding and managing different emotions or improving interpersonal relationships;
3) help and intervene for various problems, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief, personality disorders, etc.
Therapeutic interventions at IFCEO are based on empirical evidence and use an integrative approach of different empirically validated approaches depending on the problems presented. In addition, emotion regulation and attachment-focused conceptualization are implemented according to the needs of the clinical situation.
The goals of individual therapy will be established collaboratively between the psychologist and the client. The assessment therefore becomes important in establishing the treatment plan.
Depending on the client’s problems and needs, the goal of therapy may differ. For example, therapy may help the client to:
1) better express emotions through the transmission of emotion management skills;
2) better assert themselves through interpersonal skills;
3) facilitate bereavement through an experiential approach to emotions.
Therapy can also allow for the treatment of personality traits through a dialectical behavioural or interpersonal approach.