Choosing a career can be a difficult decision for many people. Whether in high school or college, or discovering a new career path later in life, a career assessment may help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses, passions and interests, hobbies and talents. Clients must be 15 years or older to complete a Career Assessment Evaluation.
We offer career assessment evaluations as part of a psychological assessment. The Career Assessment Inventory-Enhanced Version (CAI-En) is administered to assist individuals in considering their interests, personal preferences, and life experiences that play an important role in selecting an occupation with which you will be satisfied. Research has shown that individuals have a better chance of being satisfied in an occupation if their interests are similar to those of people already employed in that occupation. The CAI-En compares an individual’s occupational interests to those of individuals in 111 specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and professional positions in today’s workforce. The CAI-En measures and compares an individual’s interests into theme scales, basic interest scales, and occupational scales. Individuals complete the CAI-En in order to assess areas of interests based on their like and dislike answers within the questionnaire. The CAI-En does not measure abilities or aptitudes, but rather personal interests.
The CAI-En is an online questionnaire that takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. We enjoy assisting our clients with additional questions they may have throughout the assessment in order to help them identify their career interests. To that end, clients are required to complete all career assessment evaluations in our office. After testing is complete, clients will speak with a psychologist to review their responses and ask follow up questions as necessary. This is a time for the clinician to get to know the client and gain a deeper understanding of their motivations, talents, and interests. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (704) 464-4910.
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What clients are saying
“Dr. Chad Kraska has been instrumental in our family dynamic through counseling as well as educational and psychological assessments since 2014. Not only have two of our children (teen and preteen) benefited, but we have gained great insight for understanding our children’s strengths and struggles in navigating the increasingly complex day to day responsibilities of growing up and discerning life’s challenges. We wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kraska and his team and will be forever grateful for all they have done for us.”
“Dr. Kraska is such a phenomenal psychologist! I’ve been seeing him for over two years now and he’s been a true lifeline to making progress in my life. He not only is the one who diagnosed me as being on the Autism Spectrum, but he helped me through figuring out how to be my most authentic self when around other people. If it weren’t for his consistent guidance and ease of conversation, I would still be spending all my time struggling to understand myself. My life is permanently improved due to the expertise and talent Kraska has in talking to people on the Spectrum.”
“Chad Kraska is a phenomenal resource with incredible expertise in so many areas and most specifically girls on the Autism Spectrum. So many girls go undiagnosed and Dr. Kraska is very well-versed and perceptive of the differences that present with these girls. He was the first to suggest ASD for our high-functioning daughter. His insight into my precious girl was the flagpole moment that saved our daughter and our family. I recommend Dr. Kraska to all of my clients for educational testing as well as suspected ASD in our high-functioning girls.”
“Dr. Kraska is everything you would want in a Child Psychologist. We have been more than pleased with him. I recommend him to all my friends and family. He is great at what he does and an asset in our lives.”
“Dr. Kraska is an excellent communicator and attentive to detail. He provides thorough diagnostic evaluations and individualized recommendations to help set his clients up for success.”
“I know Chad to be a person of integrity. He is well trained, experienced and does excellent work. I look forward to referring him clients whenever the need arises.”
“Chad has been a friend and colleague for several years and as such, I had the privilege to watch him work. He was a great resource for me for many things but especially questions related to testing, children and adolescents. While he is very intelligent, he is also very easy to relate to. Simply put, he is an all around excellent therapist.”
Thank you to Amy, Sarah and Stephanie for making my experience here very comfortable in a chaotic time of my life. If you are on the fence about working with this team or their services, I believe it is worth every penny for the clarity and insight they will provide.