This study surveyed people who had been seen for neuropsychological assessment and treatment at the Massey University Psychology Clinic, Palmerston North. The study addressed the question: Could the experience be enhanced for Maori clients by introducing a Maori cultural dimension? Several variables were identified that produced anxiety in the assessment situation. These included procedural, situational, interpersonal factors and test content. Some suggestions are made to assist neuropsychologists to reduce the impact of these variables in the assessment situation.