University of Technology Sydney

96049 Assessment Across the Lifespan

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (workshop); availability: students in the Master of Clinical Psychology who have successful completed all Autumn subjects
Requisite(s): 96043c Introduction to Clinical Practice Skills AND 96044c Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology AND 96045c Adult Clinical Psychology 1
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This subject covers the principles and practice of psychological assessment skills across the lifespan: children, adults and older adults. Trainees are introduced to the scientific hypothesis testing approach to evaluating all aspects of cognitive, behavioural, personality and emotional functioning. They gain practical assessment skills in the administration, scoring and interpretation of the widely used Wechsler scales and other cognitive tests. The clinical application of assessment skills in understanding disorders giving rise to cognitive deficit is a major theme of the subject.

Successful completion of this subject is required for progression in the Master of Clinical Psychology (C04300).

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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