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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Forensic Psychology (FORP)
Basics of Psychological Assessment
Basics of Psych Assessment
Summer 2016
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students in the forensic psychology program


Dr. Rocio Lopez Sharifi, Dr. Joneis Thomas
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Introduction to the field of psychological assessment; test design, methodology, psychometrics, and report design; survey of frequently used objective and projective measures in the areas of cognitive, personality, and emotional functioning and their forensic application.
1. Understand the core concepts and skills necessary for a psychological assessment, including interview techniques, test selection, interpretation, and report writing. 2. Recognize the distinction between a forensic and clinical assessment, including the differences in the role of the evaluator and the use of special considerations in forensic settings. 3. Describe the key areas of psychological assessment – cognitive, emotional, personality – and recognize some of the most commonly used measures in these three areas. 4. Begin to demonstrate practical skills in the area of clinical interviewing and test administration. 5. Know the relevant ethical and cultural considerations in the field of psychological assessment.

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