PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT A

PSY5MAA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCP - Master of Counselling Psychology.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of Psychological TestingPrescribedUrbina, S. (2004)HOBOKEN, NJ: WILEY
ReadingsEssentials of WAIS-IV assessment.PrescribedLichtenberger, E.O. & Kaufman, A.S. (2009)HOBOKEN, NJ: WILEY
ReadingsEssentials of WISC-IV Assessment.PrescribedFlanagan, D.P., & Kaufman, A.S. (2004)HOBOKEN: NJ: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC.
ReadingsEssentials of WMS-IV AssessmentPrescribedDrozdick, L.W., Holdnack, J.A., Hilsabeck, R.C. (2011)HOBOKEN, NJ: JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC
ReadingsEvidence of Absence: A Guide to Cognitive Assessment in AustraliaPrescribedCrowe, S. F. (2010)BOWEN HILLS, QLD: AUSTRALIAN ACADEMIC PRESS

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
HURDLE: Must achieve an overall grade of 70% or more0
MMPI-2-RF assessmentAssessment must be conducted in a professional and competent manner and a series of questions answered - 2 page reflective summary provided50
WAIS IV & WISC IV assessmentAssessment must be conducted in a professional and competent manner and a series of questions answered - 2 page reflective summary provided50