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Basic Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics


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Course level: Graduate

This course introduces students to models and tools of clinical assessment and diagnosis techniques, including tests and test reports used in counseling and behavioral analysis. Students use the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to practice writing clear, accurate, and useful intake assessments, mental status examinations, and outcome-based treatment planning. Special focus is placed on psychometric properties of tests, test selection criteria, administration, interpretation, and reporting of test results. Multicultural and ethical issues in assessment and psychometrics are also explored.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Interviewing Fundamentals

Foundations of Psychometrics and the Use of the DSM in Counseling

The Clinical Interview, Mental Status Exam and Suicide Assessment Interviewing and Special Populations: Considerations for Diverse Clients and Children

Introduction to Intelligence, Achievement, and Ability Testing and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Introduction to Personality and Psychopathology Assessment: Depressive, Bipolar, and Anxiety Disorders

Introduction to Personality and Psychopathology Assessment: OCD and Trauma, Psychotic Disorders, and Personality Disorders

Introduction to Vocational Assessment and Substance Abuse Assessment and Introduction to Treatment Planning

Interpreting Test Data, Report Writing, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychometrics and Integrating Assessment and Treatment Planning


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Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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