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I was very pleased with the relationship that I developed with my therapist.  She was very helpful to me while seeing her and will use her again if ever needed.
- Kelli
Very nice place! My husband and I went to The Calli Institute this week and I was so impressed with everything!  The staff at the front desk is very polite and informative and our therapist, Amanda is incredible!  The atmosphere is very different than any other counseling place we have been and it makes a huge difference.  We plan to return weekly!
- Shauna
I am amazed at how well the staff and nurse practitioner work to help me get my meds and appointments met at a proper and efficient time!
- Sam
I have been to a bunch of different therapists, but this place is by far the BEST!  It is so comfortable, it is like being in someone’s home!  The staff is very respectful and my therapist, Nicole, is excellent!  I am so happy I found her!
- Kristen
I have been very happy with my care at Calli and felt very comfortable there.  I haven’t been there in a few months, but plan on scheduling an appointment soon.  Thank you for your exceptional care and great facility.
- Jody
We would not hesitate to recommend Calli.  My wife and I felt very comfortable from the very first call to Calli Institute.  The environment is warm and our therapist was very kind and professional.
- Ted

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing is a field within mental health that uses a variety of tests to gather information about personality, intelligence, interests and aptitudes, and general mental or cognitive functioning. Psychological test are combined with other sources of information such as client interviews and collateral data about personal, occupational or medical history. Collateral data is often obtained form chart records or interviews with parents, teachers, spouses and previous providers.

 

Why complete psychological testing?

  • Assist or clarify diagnosis
  • Assess a particular area of functioning or disability
  • Assist in treatment planning
  • Evaluate treatment outcomes

Psychological testing usually requires a referral from another provider like a therapist or other medical professional. Most insurance companies require a prior authorization to complete testing. Calli staff will assist with this process as needed.

 

The actual testing process is usually completed over 2 – 3 sessions. The first 1 – 2 sessions consist of an interview with a licensed psychologist. The psychologist then decides the appropriate tests to be administered. Some of these are done on computer while others are either presented by the psychologist or completed by the client on paper. Once testing is done, the psychologist compiles the testing data and interprets the results. A final session is then scheduled, usually within 1 – 2 weeks after the testing is done, to review the tests with the client. Recommendations about follow-up are given at that time.

 

The following is a list of the most common tests used at the Calli Institute:

  • Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1)
  • Connors’ Continuous Performance Test II (CPT – II)
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
  • Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory (MAPI)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2 (MMPI – 2)
  • Rorschach Inkblot Test
  • Shipley Institute Living Scale (Shipley – 2)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC – IV)

 

Individual providers at Calli may also employ assessment questionnaires to help identify specific symptoms clients may be experiencing but are having a hard time explaining or to evaluate progress in the treatment process. These questionnaires are used as a part of intake appointments, individual therapy sessions or medication management. We do not charge clients any additional fees for these assessments.

 

The following are the most common questionnaires used by Calli clinicians:

  • Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
  • Beck Depression Inventory – II (BDI – II)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 – Item Scale (GAD – 7)
  • Mood Disorder Questionnaire
  • Multiscale Dissociation Inventory (MDI) 
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ – 9)

 

 

See What They Have To Say...

I was very pleased with the relationship that I developed with my therapist.  She was very helpful to me while seeing her and will use her again if ever needed.
- Kelli
Very nice place! My husband and I went to The Calli Institute this week and I was so impressed with everything!  The staff at the front desk is very polite and informative and our therapist, Amanda is incredible!  The atmosphere is very different than any other counseling place we have been and it makes a huge difference.  We plan to return weekly!
- Shauna
I am amazed at how well the staff and nurse practitioner work to help me get my meds and appointments met at a proper and efficient time!
- Sam
I have been to a bunch of different therapists, but this place is by far the BEST!  It is so comfortable, it is like being in someone’s home!  The staff is very respectful and my therapist, Nicole, is excellent!  I am so happy I found her!
- Kristen
I have been very happy with my care at Calli and felt very comfortable there.  I haven’t been there in a few months, but plan on scheduling an appointment soon.  Thank you for your exceptional care and great facility.
- Jody
We would not hesitate to recommend Calli.  My wife and I felt very comfortable from the very first call to Calli Institute.  The environment is warm and our therapist was very kind and professional.
- Ted

June 13th 2017

Don’t Call It What It Is – Men and Depression

I received my first tutorial about men and depression when I was living in the Pittsburgh area and working as a therapist. This was early 1990’s. I had a male client who had presented … Read More

May 30th 2017

Postpartum Depression

With Mother’s Day now behind us, and National Mental Health Awareness Month coming to an end, we thought these two nationally observed events intersected at a critical junction. Postpa… Read More

May 16th 2017

National Women’s Health Week

The 18th Annual National Women’s Health Week is May 14-20, 2017. Beginning every year on Mother’s Day and led by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office … Read More

May 2nd 2017

The Challenge of Children’s Mental Health

I grew up in an era (the 50’s and 60’s) when mental health was not discussed at all, let alone considered as something that children had. Children could have separation anxiety; … Read More

April 25th 2017

An Extraordinary Gift

  April is National Autism Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion. Tens of thousands of individuals in our country face an autism di… Read More

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The Calli Institute
11334 86th Ave
North Maple Grove, MN 55369
Ph: 763.255.2125 | Fax: 763.255.2126