Academic Catalog 2019-20

CP 5221 Psychological Assessment

This course introduces students to a conceptual and practical understanding of psychological assessment via the clinical interview and use of psychometric measurements and instruments. Assessment via the clinical interview includes assessment of mental status, risks/crises, anxiety management, cognitive impairment, affect, defensive structure, DSM-5 diagnosis and prognosis and report writing. This course provides pragmatic clinical skills to conduct a clinical interview, assessment and diagnosis. An overview of projective and objective psychometric instruments, assessment techniques and styles will be provided. Students will be introduced to over 75 psychological assessment tools and measurements. Additionally, students learn how to write initial psychological reports. Exploration of issues of human diversity and mental health will be included in this course. This course is restricted to students In the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program.


3.00 units