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Psychological Assessment I

Code 11771
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery Presential.
Learning outcomes In this Unit it is intended to promote an integrated approach of psychological assessment (PA) in the clinical setting, with the development of knowledge and skills particularly related to the clinical interview and evaluation of intelligence and personality. At the end, students should be able to:
. describe the PA process as an integrating and decision-making process;
. show appropriate skills in conducting an initial interview of PA;
. select, administer and score PA instruments in the fields of intelligence and personality and to interpret data;
. critically analyze, integrate and apply contextualized information into action;
. reflect upon the ethical and deontological responsibilities in the field of clinical PA;
. search and use proficiently scientific information related to the PA;
. communicate clearly and effectively with different audiences.
Syllabus 1. The process of psychological assessment in clinical setting
2. The initial assessment interview in clinical and health psychology
3. Intelligence assessment
4. Personality assessment
Main Bibliography - Boyle, G.J., Saklofske, D. H., Matthews, G. (Eds.) (2012). Psychological Assessment (Vol. I e II). New York: Sage.
- Gonçalves, M.M., Simões, M.R., Almeida, L.S., & Machado, C. (Coords.) (2003). Avaliação psicológica: Instrumentos validados para a população portuguesa (Vol. I). Coimbra: Quarteto.
- Fernandez-Ballesteros, R. (2010). Evaluación psicológica: conceptos, métodos y estudio de casos. Madrid. Ediciones Pirámide.
- Groth-Marnat, G. (2009). Handbook of psychological assessment (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Moreno-Rosset, C. (2005). Evaluación psicológica: Concepto, proceso y aplicación en las áreas del desarrollo y de la inteligencia (2ª ed.). Madrid: Sanz y Torres.
- Morrison, J. (2014). The first interview. (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
- Sommers-Flanagan, R., & Sommers-Flanagan, J. (1999). Clinical interviewing. New York: John Wiley
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The learning activities and pedagogical methodologies include: i) theoretical and theoretical-practical sessions, with exposition and discussion of contents, analysis of actual cases or experiences, practical exercises and tutorial orientation; ii) independent study, with literature review and skills training. Evaluation criteria: i) one group work, focused on the initial psychological assessment interview, with oral and written presentation (20%); ii) two individual assignements on the administration and scoring of two psychological assessment instruments and data interpretation (80%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-27

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