SOW-PSB1PS10E
Professional Skills Training for psychologists - part A
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB1PS10E
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. M.H.M. Breteler
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Lecturer
dr. M.H.M. Breteler
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.H.M. Breteler
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Lecturer
drs. G.G.M. Reijs
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Academic year2017
Period
PER1-PER2  (04/09/2017 to 04/02/2018)
Starting block
PER1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
You have gained insight in processes and professional skills involved in psychological assessment in various work fields of psychology, i.e.
  1. The three phases of psychological assessment: analysis, inference and intervention (FQ 6)
  2. Decision-making processes in assessment (FQ 6)
  3. Different perspectives in assessment: developmental, biopsychosocial and cultural (FQ 1, 2, 3, 6)
  4. Most common tasks of psychologists working in Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Education, Work and Organization, Career Counseling and Behavioural Change (FQ 1, 2, 3)
  5. Nature, aims and dilemmas in psychological assessment within these work fields (FQ 5)
  6. Most common professional skills involved in assessment: communication skills, observation, testing skills, feedback and reporting (FQ 6).
Content
Professional Skills Training for psychologists - part A provides you with a theoretical basis for the process of assessment in Psychology, based on Suhr, J. A., Psychological Assessment: A Problem Solving Approach (2015). Three phases are discussed: analysis, inference and intervention.
You will apply this theoretical basis in assessments in a range of work fields, where psychologists find their employment: such as Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Education, Work and Organization, Career Counseling and Behavioural Change. 
In each work field we will concentrate on a specific part of the assessment process. And because the work fields have their own routines, these approaches can be slightly different from the stages of diagnosis, inference and intervention in the text book. 

Additional remarks
PS A will continue in PS part B: a practical in which you are trained in various professional skills (communication skills, test taking, psychological reports and presentation skills) relevant for you as a future psychologist. In order to participate in PS part B, you need to have followed PS A.

Examination
Multiple choice examination.
Prerequisites
None.

Recommended materials
Book
Suhr, J.A. (2015). Psychological Assessment: A problem Solving Approach (2015).
ISBN:9781462519675

Instructional modes
Lecture

Self-study

Workgroup

Tests
Multiple-choice exam
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock PER2, Block PER3