This unit introduces students to the key diagnostic frameworks and assessment methods for common mental health presentations. Students are also introduced to cognitive assessment and oriented to risk assessment and safety planning. Consideration is also given to cultural and developmental factors relevant to these processes.
|Unit name||Assessment Skills in Psychology Practice 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Diana Horrex|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Integrate information to construct diagnostic formulations for a range of common mental health presentations
- Formulate and conduct culturally appropriate psychological assessments for a broad range of common mental health presentations
- Tailor verbal and non-verbal skills to engage stakeholders and manage psychological assessment across a range of settings
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Concurrent PrerequisitesEthics and Professional Psychology Practice 1
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KHA711
3hr Seminar weekly, 4hrs independent learning weekly
|Assessment||Cognitive Assessment Skills Demonstration (40%)|Intake interview skills demonstration (40%)|Diagnostic Commentary (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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