Children and adults are sometimes referred to get a psychological assessment. Psychologists perform psychological assessments using paper and pencil tests, as well as behavioral observation. These assessments are different from standard counseling and must be performed by an individual trained in administering the appropriate tests, and providing a thorough psychological assessment. A person may be referred for psychological assessment as a part of a diagnostic interview, in order to qualify for a particular program at school, or as a part of being evaluated for a job. Only those counselors specifically trained in psychological assessment can perform the tests and interviews designed to produce this specific information.