PSYC423 - Assessment and Intervention

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil
Teaching Organisation: Nil

This unit is designed to extend the knowledge and skills developed in a three-year undergraduate psychology program and provide a basis of professional knowledge and skills for subsequent professional training. The unit familiarises students with the theoretical and empirical bases that underpin 1) implementation and interpretation of some of the more widely used cognitive/intelligence, neuropsychology and personality assessment tools; and 2) a range of evidence based approaches to psychological interventions. The unit will also build student skills in interpersonal communication and interview skills important to the practice of a psychologist including active listening, developing rapport, appropriate cultural responsiveness and empathic responding.

The aim of this unit is to facilitate the acquisition of an advanced level of understanding of assessment tools and intervention strategies that underpin psychological practice.