PSYC6211Assessment Skills with Children and Adolescents 3 ch
The goal of this clinical skills course is to provide students with core knowledge and initial skills relevant to the psychological assessment of children and adolescents. Seminar topics include reviews of various assessment procedures and specific instruments used with children and youths (e.g., interviews, intelligence and academic skills tests, behavioural rating scales, self-report measures); and discussion of key issues (e.g., combining data from multiple sources) and ethical and professional situations that may arise during assessments. Students will also have an opportunity to acquire beginning skills in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of instruments often used with school-aged children and adolescents (e.g., the WISC-IV, WIAT-II) and with report writing. Required course.Prerequisites: none. Estimated number of practicum hours: 20