PSYC 810: Psychological Assessment I

PSYC 810-001: Psychological Assessment I
(Fall 2021)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM M

10340 Democracy Lane 203N

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Section Information for Fall 2021

In this course students will: 1. Demonstrate current knowledge of diagnostic classification systems, functional and dysfunctional behaviors, including consideration of client strengths and psychopathology. 2. Demonstrate understanding of human behavior within its context (e.g., family, social, societal and cultural). 3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge of functional and dysfunctional behaviors including context to the assessment and/or diagnostic process. 4. Select and apply assessment methods that draw from the best available empirical literature and that reflect the science of measurement and psychometrics; collect relevant data using multiple sources and methods appropriate to the identified goals and questions of the assessment as well as relevant diversity characteristics of the service recipient. 5 Interpret assessment results, following current research and professional standards and guidelines, to inform case conceptualization, classification, and recommendations, while guarding against decision- making biases, distinguishing the aspects of assessment that are subjective from those that are objective. 6. Critically evaluate research and use existing knowledge to solve problems. 7. Communicate orally and in written documents the findings and implications of the assessment in an accurate and effective manner sensitive to a range of audiences. 8. Demonstrate knowledge of the current theoretical and empirical knowledge base as it relates to addressing diversity in assessment activities. 9. Be knowledgeable of and act in accordance with the current version of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct; relevant laws, regulations, rules, and policies governing health service psychology at the organizational, local, state, regional, and federal levels; and relevant professional standards and guidelines. 10. Recognize ethical dilemmas as they arise, and apply ethical decision-making processes in order to resolve the dilemmas. 11. Conduct self in an ethical manner in all professional activities.

This is the first semester of a two semester sequence.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 4

First of required two-course sequence that provides comprehensive coverage of principles, strategies, and techniques of psychological assessment. Emphasizes empirically supported methods. Notes: Open to clinical psychology PhD students, or other students with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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