Psychological Assessment

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A comprehensive guide to the role of psychological assessments. Learn to determine why and when to use psychological assessment, and develop an understanding of the different types of assessment available (eg. Behavioural Assessment, Wechsler Intelligence and Memory Scales, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, etc).

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Lesson Structure: Psychological Assessment BPS308

There are 7 lessons:

What is psychological assessment
Types of psychological tests
Achievement tests
Aptitude tests
Intelligence tests
Occupational tests
Personality tests
History of psychological testing
Justification for using tests
Advantages and disadvantages of using psychometric testing
Ethnicity and different cultures
Psychological testing of language minority and culturally different children
Why your child should be tested
Why it is important for parents to know about testing
Validity and reliability
Construct, discriminant and convergent validity
Test retest reliability
Context of Clinical Assessment
Ethical practice
Case study: confidentiality
Informed consent
Record keeping
Dual relationships
Professional boundaries
Selecting tests
Case study: ethics and lie detection
Computer assisted assessment
Virtual reality; new tool for psychological assessment
Personality traits and designing a questionnaire
Ambiguity and bias
Closed and open questions
The Assessment Interview
The interview
Screening for psychological disorders
Structured and unstructured interviews
Assessing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among veterans
Screening and referral procedure overview
If patient refuses referral to mental health care
Use of a primary care screen
Discussing screening results with patients
Discern if traumatic events are ongoing
Making a recommendation
Scheduling a follow up
Psychomentric properties of SCID
Behavioural Assessment
Kinds of consequences
Intrinsic and extrinsic reinforcers
Consequences and timing
The premack principle
Criticisms of behaviourism
Methods of behavioural assessment
The focus of assessment
Functional analysis
Analysis of problem behaviour
Motivational analysis
Behavioural vs traditional assessment
Wechsler Intelligence Scales
Measuring intelligence
Cognitive, cognitive contextural and biological theories
Psychometric theories
Wechsler Intelligence scales
Normal results
Sub tests, verbal subtests, performance subtests
Cultural bias
Precautions with intelligence testing
The intelligence test as a tool
Wechsler Memory scales
Wechsler Memory test
Wechsler Memory Scale III
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Assessment
False negatives; false positives
Each lesson requires the completion of an assignment which is submitted to the academyl, marked by the academy's tutors and return

Learning Goals: Psychological Assessment BPS308

Explain the main kinds of psychological tests and why they are used, and meaning of test reliability and validity
Explain ethical and other factors that constrain clinical assessment
Describe a structured and an unstructured interview
Explain behavioural assessment and how it can be conducted
Discuss Wechsler scales in detail
Explain the purpose and use of the Wechsler Memory Test
Explain the purpose and usage of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).

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