ADVANCED ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

PSY4AAI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will test operating characteristics, including reliability, validity and norm referencing, and how these are affected by social and cultural factors.  You will also examine a variety of commonly employed psychometric instruments of cognitive and psycho-pathological function, focusing on administration and interpretation.  We will also consider the scientist practitioner model and its implication for a variety of behavioural and cognitive behavioural psychological interventions.  You will apply basic interviewing and counselling techniques and evaluate the evidence informing intervention decisions and exercise in-depth knowledge in psychological assessment and intervention which promotes respect and harmony among all cultures and diverse community.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThe lecture series will be augmented by a weekly one-hour practical tutorial which will provide students the opportunity for further discussion and development of the lecture content in smaller groups.  For the psychological assessment component, students will be presented with a practical demonstration of the key assessment instruments covered: the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales, the Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, the Personality Assessment Inventory, and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition. Students will be introduced to the mechanics of administration of each of the instruments and the interpretation principles of the results of the various instruments will be examined via interactive class activities using case examples.  For the psychological intervention component, in-class role-play activities will provide students with an opportunity to develop basic interviewing and counselling micro-skills needed for developing a therapeutic relationship.  Students will also work in small groups to complete practical activities focused on linking cognitive-behavioural interventions with clinical case formulation for a variety of clinical presentations, including depression, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPSY4HNB AND PSY4HOX AND PSY4HNA AND PSY4HOC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementCompletion of 360 cps if enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Hon) course.

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate the principles underpinning evidence-based assessment of personality and intelligence and its common applications.
02. Choose suitable approaches to address psychological diagnostic questions and to analyse and interpret the data arising from these.
03. Critically evaluate and choose suitable behavioural and cognitive-behavioural treatment approaches to a variety of presentations including depression, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
04. Apply skills in basic interviewing and counselling techniques.
05. Apply skills and in-depth knowledge in psychological assessment and intervention that is considerate of and responsive to diversity within individuals, with the intention to promote respect and understanding among all cultures and diverse communities.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

This case report (1000-word limit)  presents the student with a comprehensive data set arising from a cognitive assessment and requires the student to prepare a cognitive status report to a notional referral source which addresses the appropriate selection, administration, cautions with regard to the interpretation of the data, and providing a differential diagnostic formulation arising from the presented data.

N/AReportIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Students will submit a video of a role-play of 15 minutes of an intake session, as well as a 750-word self-reflection of the role-play that includes therapist achievements and areas for improvement.  

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple-choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

This case report (1000-word limit)  presents the student with a comprehensive data set arising from a cognitive assessment and requires the student to prepare a cognitive status report to a notional referral source which addresses the appropriate selection, administration, cautions with regard to the interpretation of the data, and providing a differential diagnostic formulation arising from the presented data.

N/AReportIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Students will submit a video of a role-play of 15 minutes of an intake session, as well as a 750-word self-reflection of the role-play that includes therapist achievements and areas for improvement.  

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple-choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

This case report (1000-word limit)  presents the student with a comprehensive data set arising from a cognitive assessment and requires the student to prepare a cognitive status report to a notional referral source which addresses the appropriate selection, administration, cautions with regard to the interpretation of the data, and providing a differential diagnostic formulation arising from the presented data.

N/AReportIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Students will submit a video of a role-play of 15 minutes of an intake session, as well as a 750-word self-reflection of the role-play that includes therapist achievements and areas for improvement.  

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple-choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

This case report (1000-word limit)  presents the student with a comprehensive data set arising from a cognitive assessment and requires the student to prepare a cognitive status report to a notional referral source which addresses the appropriate selection, administration, cautions with regard to the interpretation of the data, and providing a differential diagnostic formulation arising from the presented data.

N/AReportIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Students will submit a video of a role-play of 15 minutes of an intake session, as well as a 750-word self-reflection of the role-play that includes therapist achievements and areas for improvement.  

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple-choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5