175782

Clinical Psychology Assessment

This course will examine a variety of standard objective and subjective clinical assessment instruments, and their use in diagnosis and treatment across the lifespan. Topics covered include cognitive, emotional and behavioural assessment; diagnosis-specific and population-specific instruments; and diagnostic interview systems. Principles of test administration, scoring and interpretation as well as ethical issues surrounding psychological testing will also be covered.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

175782

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Psychology

Course planning information

Course notes

This course has a restricted number of places available. If you have not been approved for progression to the clinical programme, your admission to this course cannot be guaranteed. Final selection for places will be determined by the School of Psychology in mid January.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Critically discuss the principles and purposes of clinical assessment of psychological functioning throughout the lifespan.
  • 2 Formulate psychological problems, incorporating relevant contextual and psychological information.
  • 3 Compare and contrast approaches to collecting information about psychological functioning, in developmentally-, contextually-, and culturally-appropriate ways, incorporating discussion of ethical, legal, and societal influences on the assessment of mental health problems.
  • 4 Critically evaluate literature on the use of psychometric tests and methods for communicating clinical assessment findings in a range of clinical contexts.
  • 5 Demonstrate an understanding of psychometric assessment procedures, and how these are used in an integrated psychological assessment.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 2 4 15%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 35%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 5 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Author
GROTH-MARNAT, G. (2016).
ISBN
9781118960646
Edition
(6TH ED.).
Publisher
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

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