PsychProfiler Psychological Testing

PECS uses the PsychProfiler to test for psychological disorders

What is the PsychProfiler?

The PsychProfiler is a comprehensive psychological testing tool for the simultaneous investigation of the 20 most prevalent psychiatric, psychological, and educational disorders found in children, adolescents and adults. It’s used to identify any disorders during a psychological profile test at an early stage to assist formal diagnosis, intervention and prevention of further mental health or educational problems.

The PsychProfiler has been developed over the past 20 years, including validation against a large mainstream and clinical sample, and has been updated to incorporate the recent advances in the DSM-5-TR (APA, 2022).

The PsychProfiler ® consists of two separate, yet conceptually similar, instruments; namely the:

  • Child and Adolescent PsychProfiler® (CAPP)
  • Adult PsychProfiler® (APP)

The PsychProfiler has been the most widely used Australian psychiatric /psychological / educational global screening instrument since 2004.

The PsychProfiler tests for psychological disorders which include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Communication Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • OCD and Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Specific Learning Disorder
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Benefits of using the PsychProfiler:

  • Provides objective and reliable data from multiple observers using recognised diagnostic criteria (DSM; APA)
  • Optimises the efficiency of clinical interviewing, often being used prior to the first session
  • Assists accurate diagnosis of disorders that share similar symptomology (i.e. differential diagnosis implications)
  • Provides more accurate investigation of the presence of multiple disorders (i.e. comorbidity implications)
  • Helps open the lines of communication, especially in relation to sensitive issues
  • Incorporates crucial self-report information in the detection of socio-emotional/internal disorders
  • Aids the early identification of disorders, thus preventing further mental health problems
  • Identifies the more covert disorders (often in mainstream) that would often remain unnoticed and untreated
  • Aids with the formulation of treatment programmes by identifying a large number of individual behaviours
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of intervention, before, during, and after interventio
  • Improves the accessibility of high quality psychological testing, including rural and remote areas
  • Improves referral procedures by providing a comprehensive individual profile

If you would like more detailed information on the PsychProfiler, or would like to complete the PsychProfiler test yourself, or on behalf of someone else (i.e. your child or spouse), please visit

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