Review of approaches for measuring the cognitive, behavioural, and social-emotional functioning of children.
|Paper title||Assessment in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$653.49|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,757.23|
- Students must also have been provisionally admitted to the PGDipClPs programme.
Students who have been provisionally admitted to the Clinical Psychology Training Programme are required to take PSYC 401-406, each of which is a 10-point single-semester paper. PSYC 402-406 are for clinical students only.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Psychology's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Elizabeth Schaughency
- Paper Structure
- This paper will survey techniques available for the assessment of children, focusing
on practical and theoretical issues pertaining to the evaluation of cognitive, academic
behavioural and social emotional functioning. The format of the paper will include
lectures, presentations and class discussions. Topics typically covered in this paper
- Introduction to ethical and professional issues in assessment with children
- Measurement issues, the assessment process, feedback and report writing
- Interviews, rating scales/self-report instruments
- Cognitive and academic assessment
- Behavioural observations
- Functional assessment of behaviour
- Assessing social contexts: family relationships
- Assessing social contexts: peer relationships
- Weekly readings will be assigned from primary research material and selected book chapters.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The objectives for this paper are
- To introduce students to professional issues relevant to the assessment of children (e.g. legal, ethical, competence)
- To assist students in the development of test administration and interpretation skills
- To assist students in the development of report writing skills
- To introduce students to a range of assessment methods and measures for use with children, their families and social contexts, including familiarising them with procedures for their use in the Clinical Psychology Centre
- To develop awareness of issues relevant to
planning appropriate assessments with children, including
- Developmental appropriateness of measures
- Measurement issues in the selection of assessment instruments
- Clinical utility, social validity and efficiency issues