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HPS779 - Psychological Assessment

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

George Youssef





Incompatible with: HPS979
Contact hours:

1 X 3 hour seminar per week


This is a practical unit aiming to familiarise students with a range of psychological assessment methods commonly administered in a clinical setting. While the main focus will be on testing, other major methods of clinical assessment will be covered, namely behavioural observation, interviewing and case studies. Various categories of tests will be discussed, evaluated and administered, including cognitive and intelligence tests, ability tests, personality tests, and tests of mood states. The role of such tests in diagnostic work will be emphasised as well as their research value and prognostic and therapeutic use. Particular skills required will be practised through 'hands-on' experience.


Assessment task 1: WAIS IV scoring exercise 20%

Assessment task 2: MMPI-2 report (1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: WAIS administration, interpretation, and WAIS-IV/MMPI-2 report (3000 words) 50%


The WAIS administration component of the assessment in this unit is a competence based assessment and will be marked as pass or fail based on specific criteria.

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