September 1, 2021 All Webinars are 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
ASSESSMENT CE SERIES: Package Set

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September 3, 2021 12:00 PM ET

Evidence based clinical psychological assessment: An overview

September 17, 2021 12:00 PM ET

Increasing the impact of your psychological assessments: Insights from Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment

October 8, 2021 12:00 PM ET

A multimethod approach to psychological assessment

October 22, 2021 12:00 PM ET

Integrating Data and Managing Discrepancies in Psychological Assessment

November 5, 2021 12:00 PM ET

Diversity Considerations in Psychological Assessment

November 12, 2021 12:00 PM ET

Feedback in psychological assessment

CE Credits Available: 6.0 (1 per webinar)

Pricing: $0 for Members / $200 for Non-Members
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September 17, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
ASSESSMENT CE SERIES: Increasing the impact of your psychological assessments: Insights from Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment

Presenter: Stephen E. Finn, Center for Therapeutic Assessment, Austin, TX

Brief Description: Psychological assessment continues to be one of the core activities of psychologists across a number of domains of practice, e.g., education, clinical, counseling, industrial-occupational, forensic (Evans & Finn, 2017). Multiple research studies have documented the benefits to clients when psychologists incorporate collaborative practices and values into their assessments (De Saeger et al., 2014; De Saeger et al., 2016; Durosini & Aschieri, 2021; Poston & Hanson, 2010; Smith et al., 2014). Such benefits include decreases in symptomatology and increases in self-esteem (Durosini & Aschieri, 2021), greater satisfaction with psychological assessment (De Saeger et al., 2016), and increased alliance in subsequent psychotherapy (Hilsenroth et al., 2004), among others. In this webinar, Dr. Finn will discuss four empirically supported collaborative practices that assessors working in various fields of assessment could use with clients: 1) providing Interactive vs. “delivered” feedback about assessment findings (Hanson et al., 1997). 2) inviting clients to help delineate the goals of the assessment (Finn & Tonsager, 1992), 3) asking clients to reflect on their own test responses and experiences after standard test administration (De Saeger et al., 2016), and 4) giving clients written feedback in a form they can comprehend (De Saeger et al., 2016; Lance & Krishnamurthy, 2003; Tharinger & Pilgrim, 2011). Dr. Finn’s emphasis will be mainly on adult assessment, but he will also briefly discuss psychological assessments of children and of adolescents. The main goal of this webinar is to help practicing psychologists understand how to increase the impact of their psychological assessments in ways they could easily implement. Dr. Finn will also discuss common restraining forces (both external and internal) to working more collaboratively when doing psychological assessment, and how to address these concerns.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. list 4 empirically supported ways to make psychological assessment more impactful for clients.
  2. name at least 3 potential blocks to working more collaboratively with clients.
  3. discuss ways to address blocks to collaborative psychological assessment.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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October 8, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
ASSESSMENT CE SERIES: A multimethod approach to psychological assessment

Presenter: Robert F Bornstein PhD Adelphi University

Brief Description:

Multimethod assessment can yield richer case formulations and better-targeted interventions than single-modality assessment (Hopwood & Bornstein, 2014). Psychometrically multimethod assessment helps minimize the negative impact of limitations inherent in different types of measures. Clinically, “when test data from different modalities are integrated, and test score convergences and divergences are explored, multimethod assessment allows aspects of the client’s dynamics that might otherwise go unrecognized to be scrutinized directly”. This session will discuss the key components of multimethod psychological assessment and how to utilize it in clinical settings. All material presented in this session is based on published, peer-reviewed research which has been widely cited by psychologists and other mental health professionals. The findings, procedures, and theoretical concepts discussed in this program have all been used in empirical research, education, and psychological practice. Portions of the material presented in this session have been presented at annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Personality Assessment.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the key features of multimethod psychological assessment

2. Apply a process-focused framework to interpret test score convergences and divergences

3. Utilize multimethod assessment techniques in clinical settings

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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October 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
ASSESSMENT CE SERIES: Integrating Data and Managing Discrepancies in Psychological Assessment

Presenter: A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., ABAP New York University

Brief Description:

This presentation will present models for integrating data from different sources (both different methods and different informants), with a focus on thematic assessment and reconciling data discrepancies. The presentation will introduce participants to methods and reasons to integrate data throughout assessment reports, rather than just at the end in a summary or case formulation section, with a client-centered, rather than test-focused, methodology and aim. Fully integrating data within psychological assessments has been identified as an area of weakness in education and training in psychological assessment, despite the fact that it has been identified as a core competency (APA, 2020).

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify common psychological themes around which data can converge in psychological assessment.

2. Discuss methods for reconciling discrepant data when they emerge in an assessment.

3. Explain benefits of integrating data throughout an assessment report.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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November 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
ASSESSMENT CE SERIES: Diversity Considerations in Psychological Assessment

Presenters: A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D. ABAP New York University and Lisa Suzuki, Ph.D. New York University

Brief Description:

As a core competency both within general health service psychology training in general and in psychological assessment specifically (APA, 2020), issues of culture and diversity must be integrated throughout the entire assessment process, beginning before a referral is even made and continuing throughout every aspect of the assessment. However, diversity issues in assessment have been identified as a particular area of weakness in assessment training (Gregus et al., 2020; Shipley, 2020). This workshop will introduce participants to methods for integrating a deliberate focus on culture and diversity throughout the assessment process, in order to facilitate the most valid and useful assessment results.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss diversity and cultural issues to consider when selecting tests and measures.

2. Identify important cultural considerations in the interpretation and integration of test and other assessment data.

3. Describe three specific techniques for collecting cultural data within an assessment.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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November 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
ASSESSMENT CE SERIES: Feedback in psychological assessment

Presenters:

Emily Gottfried PhD Medical University of South Carolina, Assessment Section President Elect

Hadas Pade PsyD California School of Professional Psychology SF Bay Assessment Section President

Brief Description:

The provision of assessment feedback should be considered in every assessment case. Not only is assessment feedback recommended in the APA Ethics Code (standard 9.10: Explaining assessment results; APA, 2017), the Standards (AERA, APA, & NCME, 2014), and noted as a primary area of competency in assessment training by the APA (2020), research has shown that it can have a significant, positive impact on therapeutic outcomes (e.g., Ackerman et al., 2000; Allen et al., 2003; Poston & Hanson, 2010). This session will briefly review the core components of in-person feedback sessions and written reports, including person focused contextually integrated findings in reader friendly language to address assessment goals and questions in clinical settings (Chapman-Hillard, et. al 2018; Wright, 2020). Common challenges in feedback as well as general recommendations towards effective feedback will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the core components for providing effective feedback.

2. List strategies recommended for meaningful written reports.

3. Discuss the importance of client context in feedback across clinical settings.

CE Credits Available: 1.0

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Assessment Psychology Partnership with Division 12

Welcome to the Assessment Psychology Partnership with Division 12.
If you have questions, please email the Central Office at division12apa@gmail.com.

Section IX (Assessment Psychology) of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) is dedicated to the promotion of quality assessment in the practice and science of psychology. Although the vital importance of assessment is demonstrated in such specialized areas as forensic, neuropsychological, and psycho-educational applications, its utility is more broadly demonstrated in contemporary clinical practice as applied in differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and the measurement of treatment effectiveness. Clinical assessment is the unique contribution that psychologists make to the field of mental health. We believe that assessment plays an important role in all areas of applied psychology. We promote quality assessment and support excellence in assessment training and supervision at the graduate, internship, and postdoctoral level.

In clinical practice, we support third-party reimbursement at appropriate rates for the assessments performed by competent practitioners as well as proper practice standards administered by state psychology boards. We likewise encourage well-designed research on psychometric foundations as well as the practical applications of all assessment methods. We strongly support psychology journals devoted to assessment and encourage test authors and publishers to pursue the highest professional standards in their efforts to develop new or improve existing test instruments. We believe that, because assessment is such an important area of psychology, increasing numbers of practitioners should seek to demonstrate assessment competence by such means as the board certification offered by the American Board of Assessment Psychology (ABAP Diplomate).

Psychologists and graduate students engaged in teaching, practicing, supervising, or conducting research in psychological assessment, or interested in increasing their awareness of facts and issues in assessment psychology, are encouraged to join Section IX of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). Membership in Section IX provides opportunities to become informed about new developments in assessment psychology, to interact with colleagues with similar interests, and to participate in a broad range of efforts to advance our previously noted purposes.

For more information email: apadiv12secix@gmail.com.

Please note that the Society of Clinical Psychology is not an approved CE Provider for New York State.

Here are webinars presented by Assessment Psychology in collaboration with APA Division 12:

The Psychological Assessment Section of the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of APA

is excited to present our inaugural CE series titled:

"Evidence Based Clinical Psychological Assessment"

This initial series addresses some of the core components of a valid and meaningful psychological assessment across most settings, and with various populations.

We hope to offer additional series covering multiple issues in psychological assessment including but not limited to specific age groups and other cultural diversity factors, different types of settings, specific diagnostic categories, issues in training, and more. We will be recruiting ideas for topics as well as presenters from the larger assessment community.

Readily available and informative trainings for psychologists conducting psychological assessments are sparse and our CE series aim to address this need. While trainings are focused on needs of licensed clinicians we welcome psychologists in academia and those involved primarily in training as well as research and test developers who are an important part of our assessment community.

The Series is FREE to those who are Members of the Society of Clinical Psychology and/or Assessment Psychology Section.  For SCP Members, log in to your SCP Account and the discount will be applied.  For Assessment Psychology Members, please email the SCP  Central Office at division12apa@gmail.com for your coupon code.

You can purchase the Webinar Series as a Set (pricing below for non-members) or individually. If purchased as a set, you will receive an email with Zoom links to all 2 - 3 days after purchase.  If purchased individually, you will receive each zoom link instructions with your receipt/confirmation email. You can email the Central Office division12apa@gmail.com with any questions.

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