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Emotional or psychological difficulties can develop at any stage in a child’s or adolescent’s life. Symptoms of emotional or psychological disabilities include recurrent feelings of anxiety or depression, experiencing frequent somatic problems, social problems or thought problems, and engaging in rule-breaking or aggressive behaviors.
These difficulties usually manifest in problems that a young person is experiencing in relationships with family members, persons in authority (e.g., teachers) or peers. Ongoing conflict damages relationships and becomes cyclical in nature – undesirable behavior is inadvertently reinforced and frequently escalates. Children and adults whose primary relationships are characterized by high levels of conflict often do not feel good about themselves or positive about their futures.
One of the main goals of psychological assessments is to identify the emotional, psychological and relational factors that contribute to, and maintain, conflict in relationships. By using clinical assessment methods, psychological assessments are able to provide therapeutic recommendations to reduce conflict, improve relationships and bring hope to all people involved.