Psychological Testing, Assessment and Training
Testing and Assesment
At the Ecumenical Center, we provide psychological assessment for both children and adults through a program called MindwiseNow. Our staff of psychologists and counselors administers standard, ethical tests for a variety of purposes. We can also tailor a series of tests to an individual for a full-psychological assessment.
Our on-staff team of counselors and psychologists will work with you to determine which tests are appropriate and necessary. We offer the following tests:
• Academic – School-Related
• Career Development
• Employee Selection and Screening
• Clergy Screening
Our offices provide a safe and comfortable environment for psychological testing and assessments. If you have any questions, please give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions and concerns in further detail.
For more information about psychological testing and assessments in San Antonio or to make an appointment, call 210.616.0885 and press "0" for the appointment desk.
To learn more about MindWiseNow Testing, click here.
Training the Brain
We also offer neurofeedback assessment and training. Neurofeedback is a kind of biofeedback for the brain that allows you to alter your own brain waves through practice and repetition. It can be used to address a variety of neurological disregulation, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, insomnia, impulsivity, depression and anxiety, to name a few. In addition, neurofeedback can be used to help develop peak performance.
Neurofeedback was developed back in the 60s during a research project that found the technique could help cats resist epileptic seizures. Over the years, a significant body of research has been developed, supporting its efficacy.
Neurofeedback is non-invasive. It does not require surgery or medication and it's neither painful nor embarrassing. When provided by a licensed professional with appropriate training, generally trainees do not experience negative side-effects. We are happy to answer any of your questions about neurofeedback and whether or not it is a good fit for you. Please call us at 210.616.0885.
To learn more about neurofeedback, click here.
EMDR Therapy shows promising results for PTSD sufferers
A psychotherapeutic approach now being offered in San Antonio is providing new hope for veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), uses a series of back and forth eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) that mimic what your body does during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. This REM movement makes internal associations arise and clients begin to process the memories and disturbing feelings.
Successful EMDR therapy transforms the meaning of painful events on an emotional level. Clients leave EMDR therapy feeling empowered by the very experiences that once triggered feelings of horror and self-disgust. Studies have shown that 84-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have PTSD after only three 90-minute sessions.
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to not only deal with, but actually heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The Ecumenical Center serves as the only EMDR training center in San Antonio for mental health professionals.
To learn more about EMDR, contact The Center at 210.616.0885.