PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT B
Credit points: 10
This subject extends the knowledge base acquired in Psychological Assessment A and moves from a focus on psychometric theory, measurement and interpretation to focus on traditional and controversial assessments of psychopathological states. It presents a critical approach to classificatory systems such as DSM and ICD and discusses the limitations of the current system in light of the research implicating genetic and psychobiological brain involvement in psychopathology. A collaborative and individualised approach to assessment informs this subject and students will be challenged to reflect on professional and ethical issues relating to psychological assessment.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must pass PSY5MAA or PSY6DAA and must be enrolled in HMCP - Master of Counselling Psychology.
Special conditions This subject is available for Master of Counselling Psychology students only and will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed)(text revision)||Prescribed||American Psychiatric Association 2000||DSM IV, WASHINGTON, DC|
|Readings||Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed)||Prescribed||American Psychiatric Association (2013)||DSM V WASHINGTON DC|
|Readings||Understanding troubled minds: A guide to mental illness and its treatment||Prescribed||Bloch, S. (2011)||CARLTON: UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||Handbook of diagnosis and treatment of DSM-IV-TR personality disorders||Recommended||Sperry, L (2003)||NEW YORK, NY: BRUNNER-ROUTLEDGE|
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week and delivered via face-to-face.
|Major Essay (2000 words)||60||01|
|Minor Response Paper||20||01|