There are many times where a child's or an adult's behavior is confusing or nearly impossible to make sense out of.  These behaviors can cause distress for the person and/or those around them. After being brought to a mental health professional for an interview-based assessment, there still may be significant doubts as to what is causing the trouble. Psychological testing may be one tool that is recommended at these times.

Psychological testings consists of a series of methods (stories, drawings, inkblots, cognitive tests etc.) that aim to assess the underlying reasons for the patient's difficulties. These methods allow the individual to make sense of things in their own unique way, allowing the clinician to then get at the how and the what behind their concerns.