Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Assessment & Evaluation for Counselling
Course Code CP519
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Dimension Knowledge
Course Aims
This course aims at introducing students to the principles, features, ethical and cultural concerns, and therapeutic considerations regarding psychological assessment from a counselling psychology perspective. Students will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills in four areas of assessment: clinical intake interview, mental health screening assessment, suicide/homicide risk assessment, and career assessment. Students will also begin to develop clinical judgment and integration skills for assessment report writing.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand counselling psychology’s perspective and attitude (i.e., strength-based, developmental and holistic) with regards to assessment.
 
2. Identify the purposes, features, strengths and limitations of various assessment approaches.
 
3. Develop awareness and sensitivity towards cultural and linguistic factors in the selection, administration and interpretation of assessment.
 
4. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to administer, score and interpret assessment, under supervision, in a professional and ethical manner.
 
5. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and skills in assessment report writing.
 
6. Attain a scientist-practitioner approach to the integration of assessment and psychotherapy.  
Assessment
 
Assessment Tasks
Weighting
1.
Attendance and Participation
10%
2.
SCL-90-R Scoring & interpretative Report
25%
3.
Clinical intake Report
25% 
4.
Suicide Risk Assessment Exercise
15%
5.
Card Sort Report
25%
 
 
100%
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