PSY624A Testing and Assessment
Lead Faculty: Dr. Valerie L. Alexander
Acquaints students with the various information-gathering techniques used in clinical practice for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment planning. Emphasizes building conceptual and practical bridges between initial presenting symptoms, diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Conduct a clinical interview and a mental status examination/mini mental status examination.
- Evaluate assessment instruments used in psychological reports.
- Analyze the intended uses and limitations of assessment instruments.
- Evaluate the common assessment instruments used by counselors in the field and the value of instrument interpretation reports.
- Administer a psychological assessment, including the interpretation of test results and the connection between results and the client's treatment plan.
- Evaluate the connection between therapeutic style/theoretical orientation and the use of testing instruments.
- Develop treatment plans that integrate test results.