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PSYC71-504: Advanced Psychological Assessment

Description

This subject provides 48 hours of formal academic training in the principles, methods, procedures and critical evaluation of clinical, behavioural, and psychometric assessments. The subject covers administration, interpretation, and report writing for tests of intelligence, memory, personality, achievement, learning disabilities, and forensic assessments. In each domain, the history and development of various tests are taught and students will learn the limitations of testing with particular reference to reliability, validity, and cultural issues. At the end of this subject, students will understand the principles and methods underpinning behavioural, psychometric, and clinical assessment, and select, administer and interpret various psychological tests for a range of problems as they apply to adults and children.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC71-504
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,440.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,500.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,640.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $6,070.00

Learning objectives

1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways. 10. Evaluate the effectiveness of their professional practice, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes where needed. 11. Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice. 12. Apply advanced psychological knowledge in formulation, and culturally responsive assessment in the area of clinical psychology. 13. Demonstrate an understanding and application of cultural responsiveness, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 14. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the principles of inter-professional learning and practice. 2. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner, with a range of socially and culturally diverse clients. 3. Perform appropriate standardised psychological testing, as part of broader assessment, to assess and interpret aspects of functioning 4. Conduct professional assessments and synthesise information from multiple sources to formulate a conceptualisation of the presenting issues to determine the most appropriate interventions. 5. Demonstrate knowledge of approaches to monitor outcomes and making modifications based on evolving case formulation. 6. Interpret and communicate findings in written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language. 7. Demonstrate respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals. 8. Operate within the boundaries of their professional competence, consult with peers or other relevant sources where appropriate, and refer on to relevant other practitioners where appropriate. 9. Engage in self-reflective professional practice, taking account of the impact of their own values and beliefs, and taking appropriate actions as a result.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Non-Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 04/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 15/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 03/07/2022
    Teaching census: 14/06/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 04/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 15/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 03/07/2022
Teaching census: 14/06/2022