This subject provides a comprehensive introduction to the psychological assessment of children and adolescents. It is designed to assist students to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the assessment of clients. Students will become familiar with the current theoretical and empirical foundations of child psychological assessment, and the application of these theories and research findings to the development of empirically-based assessment practice. Contemporary practice in the assessment of cognition, behaviour, emotions, and other psychological constructs will be explored, and popular psychological measures of these functions will be critically evaluated. Students will be instructed in the integration of assessment data into clinically-useful reports. Different approaches to psychological assessment will be compared and evaluated. Ethical and professional issues in psychological assessment will be discussed.
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School of Psychology
Available to students in the Masters programs in psychology.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY537 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.