Patti Weiss, Ph.D., Program Neuropsychologist

Testing and Assessment Capabilities

Alta Mira offers more psychological testing than any comparable program in the country

Testing is critical to determine the correct diagnosis, medication and treatment modalities. Most people in treatment for addiction issues have co-occurring disorders that need to be treated for a long-term recovery.

More extensive testing, more effective treatment

  • State-of-the-art neuropsychological testing and assessment program.
  • 10-20 hours of psychological and cognitive testing (all inclusive).
  • Customized treatment planning based on diagnosis.
  • Over 50 psychological, cognitive, personality and vocational tests available.
  • Full-time, senior neuropsychologist with 20 years of experience on 3,000 cases.
  • Testing results integrated into daily treatment.
Therapist Taking Notes

Higher Diagnostic Capabilities

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
  • Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV)
  • Test of Variable Attention for ADD (TOVA-8)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement Neurotrax
  • Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery
  • Rorschach Inkblot Test
  • Thematic Appreciation Test
  • Rotter Incomplete Phrase Task
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)
  • Beck Depression Inventory
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory
  • Projective Drawings: House-Tree-Person
  • Post Traumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS)
  • Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R)
  • Trail Making Test (Parts A & B)
  • Clinical Interview
Personality

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Vocational

  • Strong Interest Inventory

Alternative

  • Enneagram


Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Energy Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • 12-Step Support Groups


Why Psychological Testing Makes a Difference

Range of Diagnoses from Testing

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Severe Anxiety and Depression
  • Schizoid Disorder, Covert Type
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Receptive Auditory Processing Deficit
  • Major Depressive Disorder with Complicated Bereavement
  • Schizotypal Disorder
  • Reading Disorder
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Dysarthria and Auditory Processing Deficit (confirmed by speech pathologist)
  • Severe Auditory Processing Deficit Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
  • Minor Cognitive Impairment
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression Not Otherwise Specified
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (confirmed by neurologist)