This unit of study is a compulsory component which is designed to develop students' understanding of the principles and practice of psychological assessment. Topics include the assessment interview, formal assessment techniques, principles of report-writing and the significance of the interpersonal and socio-cultural context in which assessment takes place. One structured cognitive assessment technique will be selected for more detailed study.
For ABPC students, College permission is required.
|1.||Critically reflect on the purpose of assessment and how it is used in a variety of settings;|
|2.||Critically review the interview process and its role in a range of assessment settings;|
|3.||Exemplify foundational knowledge of assessment protocols and formal assessment processes;|
|4.||Administer and interpret structured cognitive assessment tasks (e.g., Weschler tests);|
|5.||Report on the administration of a cognitive assessment and interview in a professional manner and in accordance with psychological ethical standards; and|
|6.||Contextualise the significance of interpersonal processes and socio-cultural context in assessment.|
|Test||Testing knowledge of assessment techniques and report writing (1 hour)||35%|
|Assignment||Assessment report based on psychological testing (Approximately 2500 words)||45%|
|Exercise||Assessment exercise (Approximately 1500 words)||20%|
Handbook of psychological assessment 6th ed.
Groth-Marnat, G. & Wright, A. J., (2016)
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons
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