Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology
Course Title Assessment & Evaluation for Counselling Psychology II
Course Code CP520
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours Lecture
Pre-requisite Course(s) CP519 Assessment & Evaluation for Counselling Psychology I
Dimension Knowledge
Course Aims
CP520 which is the second of a two-course sequence on assessment, offers students the opportunity of learning to administer and interpret intellectual assessment, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th Edition (WAIS-IV) (Chinese Version, published by Chinese Behavioral Science Corporation in Taiwan), and to write reports based on the outcomes of testing incorporate with the comprehensive clinical interview prior to the assessment. In addition, Personality Battery (PB) and Differential Aptitude Tests – 5th Edition (DAT-V) (Chinese Version, published by Chinese Behavioral Science Corporation in Taiwan) will as well be taught in terms of their administration, interpretation and report writing. In addition, students will administer, analyze and interpret the scores of Raven’s Progressive Matrices – Standard Progressive Matrices (RAVEN-SPM) in order to make appropriate  clinical judgment based on this non-verbal intelligence test while verbal ability is not able to be assessed. A few basic screening tools and projective tests will also be introduced, such as Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), House/Tree/Person (HTP), Kinetic Family Drawing, Sentence Completion and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). This not only prepares students for the subsequent internship while encountering clients, but it also helps them to proceed onto the Externship where they will start meeting clients with various requests from the community. Students will be encouraged to take cross-cultural factors into consideration while analyzing and interpreting the test results.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the purpose and value of psychological testing, the need for, standardization, the techniques of statistical interpretations, and the differences between assessment and diagnosis.

2. Apply (under supervision) personality assessment, aptitude tests, tests of cognitive and intellectual abilities, and tests of neurological assessment.

3. Analyze test results and write reports for test protocols.
Assessment Tasks
In-Class exercise and discussion 
PB Analysis and Report
WAIS Analysis and Report
DAT Analysis and Report
RAVEN Analysis and Report
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