|Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline|
|Programme||Master of Social Sciences in Counselling Psychology|
|Course Title||Assessment & Evaluation for Counselling Psychology II|
|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|
Counselling psychologists must develop the ability to administer and interpret certain psychological assessment devices. Whenever assessments are completed for clients, a written report of the outcomes, along with recommendations for remediation must follow. In addition, counseling psychologists must be able to read, interpret, and execute recommendations from clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. Interpreting the more advanced and complex psychological assessment instruments requires a familiarity with them, and knowledge together with experience of interpreting the conclusions from these instruments into solid recommendations for treatment.
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 the 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 with clients, it will help them to proceed onto the Externship where they will start meeting clients with various request from the community.
|Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)||
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically 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. Administer (under supervision) aptitude tests, tests of cognitive and intellectual abilities, and tests of neurological assessment; and
3. Interpret test results and write reports for test protocols
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