The topic, which emphasises adult assessment, aims to equip each student with the necessary background to begin to perform psychological assessments for clients who are seen during the placement component of the program. The topic provides an introduction and orientation to the principles of psychological assessment, exposure to some of the more important and basic psychological test instruments, and approaches to the writing of psychological reports. The psychological tests to be covered will serve as an introduction to the assessment of intellectual and general cognitive functioning, memory and affective states.
This topic aims to ensure that students develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of psychological assessment. The topic will cover a range of domains, from behavioural assessment in clinical disorders to assessment of adult cognitive abilities.