PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT A
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are provided with an introduction to assessment, integrating the scientist-practitioner roles of the professional psychologist. The focus is on concepts and techniques that are foundations for other subjects in the course. The assessment process, emphasising a problem-solving orientation, is examined. Psychometric theory and its relationship to testing is reviewed. Principles of assessment interviewing are outlined. The contribution of tests and testing to this process is considered in detail. Techniques of test administration and interpretation, with a particular emphasis on Wechsler Intelligence Scales, are explored. Communication of psychological assessment outcomes, particularly through report writing, is given close attention. Lectures and seminar presentations will be augmented through candidates' self-directed experiential activities.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCP - Master of Counselling Psychology.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Essentials of Psychological Testing||Prescribed||Urbina, S. (2004)||HOBOKEN, NJ: WILEY|
|Readings||Essentials of WAIS-IV assessment.||Prescribed||Lichtenberger, E.O. & Kaufman, A.S. (2009)||HOBOKEN, NJ: WILEY|
|Readings||Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment.||Prescribed||Flanagan, D.P., & Kaufman, A.S. (2004)||HOBOKEN: NJ: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC.|
|Readings||Essentials of WMS-IV Assessment||Prescribed||Drozdick, L.W., Holdnack, J.A., Hilsabeck, R.C. (2011)||HOBOKEN, NJ: JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC|
|Readings||Evidence of Absence: A Guide to Cognitive Assessment in Australia||Prescribed||Crowe, S. F. (2010)||BOWEN HILLS, QLD: AUSTRALIAN ACADEMIC PRESS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.
|HURDLE: Must achieve an overall grade of 70% or more||0|
|MMPI-2-RF assessment||Assessment must be conducted in a professional and competent manner and a series of questions answered - 2 page reflective summary provided||50|
|WAIS IV & WISC IV assessment||Assessment must be conducted in a professional and competent manner and a series of questions answered - 2 page reflective summary provided||50|