SOW-PSB3DH23E
Clinical Assessment and Decision Making
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CursusSOW-PSB3DH23E
Studiepunten (ECTS)4
CategorieB3 (Derde jaar bachelor)
VoertaalEngels, Nederlands
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen; Psychologie;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 3
Docent
prof. dr. R.P.C. Kessels
Overige cursussen docent
Coördinator
drs. C.M.S. Martina
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
drs. C.M.S. Martina
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. S.E.M.J. Stoltz
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. S.E.M.J. Stoltz
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2022
Periode
SEM1  (05-09-2022 t/m 27-01-2023)
Aanvangsblok
SEM1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
OpmerkingPositief BSA vereist
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After this course you will have general knowledge of psychological assessment and decision making in clinical practice. Also you will acquire hands-on experience with clinical test methods in a series of practical sessions. More specifically, you:
  • Have theoretical knowledge of psychological assessment (FQ 1, 3),
  • Have theoretical knowledge of decision making process and the role of heuristics and biases
  • Have insight into psychological assessment in clinical practice (FQ 1, 3, 5, 6),
  • Know, understand and can use clinical test methods (FQ 3, 5, 6),
  • Know, understand and can use debiasing techniques (FQ 3, 5, 6),
  • Can reflect on your own competencies, professional knowledge and skills and professional attitude in psychological assessment (FQ 6).
Inhoud
Psychological assessment is crucial to the practice of professional psychology as it is necessary to understand peoples psychological problems. Did you know that fully 91% of all practicing psychologists engage in assessment? Did you know that of 64% of all nonacademic advertisements listed assessment as an important prerequisite? Did you realize that assessment is more than just testing? Did you realize that we make decisions all day long? Did you know that assessment is more than simply placing a diagnostic label on a person? Did you know that a good assessor is like a good detective? Did you know that we make most decisions automatically?
 
Experiments have shown that people constantly apply simplified decision strategies, so called heuristics. Which strategy one uses influences the outcome of decisions and may lead to systematic errors, so called biases. To be aware of and correct for these biases, the use of debiasing techniques, like structured instruments or decision rules, are needed,
Assessment is a specific kind of decision-making process in which the assessor iteratively formulates and tests hypotheses by integrating information collected from a number of sources in a dynamic fashion.  A competent scientifically minded assessor is one who has adequate knowledge about tests and their psychometric properties, but also a comprehensive understanding of the science underlying human behavior. For example, a competent assessor must understand psychopathology, neuropsychology, health psychology, and developmental psychology in order to guide decisions about the appropriate questions to ask and the appropriate (test) data to gather for a particular client and a particular assessment goal. Also, a competent assessor needs well-developed clinical skills for gathering data, interpreting and integrating data, and presenting the interpretations and implications to clients and other professionals. 
This course will cover both the theoretical knowledge of psychological assessment as a specific decision-making process, as well as a broad range of assessment practices useful for clinical practice. The lectures will focus on the theoretical knowledge of and insight into the assessment process. The practical training is concerned with psychological tests which are used to assess cognitive development and functioning in diverse settings. More specifically, you will learn ways to correct the automatic decision making processes by basic assessment skills for administering, interpreting and integrating (test) data, and presenting and communicating assessment results, as well as the implications, to a client and to other professionals. Finally, you will increase your reflection on these skills as an overall corrective attitude.
 
This course is required in order to fulfill the requirements for the Basic Psychodiagnostics Certificate (Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek; BAPD).
 
Niveau

Voorkennis
Only Psychology students of the Radboud University will be admitted to Clinical Assessment.
Enrolment for this course is open once you obtained professional skills and have attended Conversational Skills for Psychologists.
Toetsinformatie
  • Exam: 10 open questions (English); theoretical knowledge and insight (50% of the final grade)
  • Individual report on integration, interpretation and communication of clinical assessment results; application (50% of the final grade).
  • Reflection on basic clinical assessment skills (formative assessment in digital portfolio).
  • Active participation (formative assessment).
A passing mark for both the open question exam and the individual report , as well as for the formative assessments is a prerequisite for successful completion of this course.
Bijzonderheden

Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
Titel:Clinical Assessment: Psychodiagnostic Decision Making.
Auteur:Witteman, C., van der Heijden, P., & Claes, C.I. (2018).
Uitgever:Utrecht: De Tijdstroom.
Literatuur
Also available in Dutch, for students in the Dutch track
Titel:Skills in psychodiagnostics
Auteur:Prof. dr. Henk T. van der Molen, Henk Schmidt, Eveline Osseweijer, Janneke Oostrom, Benjamin de Boer, Manon de Jong
Uitgever:Boom uitgevers Amsterdam
Druk:2

Werkvormen
Lecture
AanwezigheidsplichtJa
WerkvormtypeHoorcollege

Opmerking
Five lectures (2 x 45 min); attendance mandatory.

Practicum
AanwezigheidsplichtJa
WerkvormtypePracticum

Opmerking
Four practicum sessions (3 x 90 min, 1 x 165 min); attendance mandatory

Werkgroep
AanwezigheidsplichtJa
WerkvormtypeWerkgroep

Zelfstudie
AanwezigheidsplichtJa
WerkvormtypeZelfstudie

Opmerking
Self-Study: mandatory.

Toetsen
Tentamen open vragen
Weging1
ToetsvormDigitale toets met CIRRUS
GelegenhedenBlok HER, Blok SEM1, Blok SEM2

Psychodiagnostic report
Weging1
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok SEM1, Blok SEM2

Opmerking
Individ. report on integration, interpretation & communic. of clinic. assessm. results; application (40% of final grade)

Reflection Psychodiagn. decision making
Weging0
GelegenhedenBlok SEM1, Blok SEM2

Opmerking
Reflection on basic clinical assessment skills (formative assessment in digital portfolio).