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Psychological Assessment

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  • Vocational qualification
  • Fernunterricht
  • Wann:
    Freie Auswahl

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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Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

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


Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl
Distance Learning

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Clinical Psychology
Applied Psychology
Intelligence Analysis
Emotional Intelligence
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Health Psychology
Occupational Psychology
Early childhood psychology


Lesson Structure: Psychological Assessment

There are 7 lessons:

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Confidentiality
  • 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
  • Weaknesses
  • Ambiguity and bias
  • Closed and open questions
  • The Assessment Interview
  • The interview
  • Screening for psychological disorders
  • Structured and unstructured interviews
  • SCID
  • 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
  • Behaviourism
  • Kinds of consequences
  • Reinforcers
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic reinforcers
  • Consequences and timing
  • The premack principle
  • Extinction
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Memory
  • Wechsler Memory test
  • Wechsler Memory Scale III
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Assessment
  • Problems
  • False negatives; false positives
  • Each lesson requires the completion of an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academy's tutors and return


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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