Psy.D. Colloquia - Ethics and Standards in Psychological Assessment
Date & Location:
Date: March 7, 2012
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Regent University
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Open to the Public with Registration
The foundations of best practices in psychological assessment work are developed during graduate training. This presentation will address learning professional standards and ethics in assessment practice through coursework and practica. Topics will include obtaining informed consent, avoiding dual relationships in testing volunteers, selecting appropriate tests or test batteries to address referral questions, ensuring accuracy in test scoring and interpretation, writing individualized person-centered reports, providing therapeutic test feedback to clients, safeguarding the security of test materials and raw data, and developing competency with new tests to test editions. Challenges related to student anxieties and pressures, and guidelines for supervisory support, will be discussed.
Clinical Psychology Graduate Students
This workshop will provide developing professionals with essential knowledge about, and sensitization to, the standards and ethics associated with psychological assessment practice. The goal is that students-in-training will incorporate this learning into their professional practice methods.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Prevent adverse impact of student pressures and anxieties on adherence to testing ethics and standards.
- Use best practices in testing and assessment in terms of informed consent, maintaining confidentiality, protecting the security of the tests and test data, upholding professional boundaries, and maintaining high accuracy in testing scoring and interpretation.
- Self-evaluate their assessment competency at different stages of training and professional development.
- Use published professional standards and ethics codes as guide for assessment practice.
American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing (Rev. ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
American Psychological Association. (2002). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. American Psychologist, 57, 1060-1073.
Assessment of Competency Benchmarks Work Group. (2007). A developmental model for defining and measuring competence in professional psychology. Retrieved February 26, 2009 from http://www.apa.org/ed/graduate/comp_benchmarks.pdg
Finn, S.E. (1996). Manual for using the MMPI-2 as a therapeutic intervention. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
NCSPP Developmental Achievement Levels Workshop (2009). In M.B. Kenkel and R. L. Peterson (Eds.), Competency-based education for professional psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Schafer, R. (1954). Psychoanalytic interpretation in Rorschach testing. New York: Grune & Stratton. Society for Personality Assessment Board of Trustees. (2006). Standards for education and training in psychological assessment: Position of the Society for Personality Assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 87, 355-357.
2:00 PM - Welcome, Announcements, Introduction
2:05 PM - Presentation
3:50 PM - Questions/Answers
4:00 PM - Dismiss
Radhika Krishnamurthy, Psy.D., ABAP, is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology and a licensed psychologist in Florida. She is currently President of the Society for Personality Assessment and is a former President of Section IX, Assessment Psychology, of the American Psychological Association's Division 12. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment. She serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment and Consulting Editor for Assessment and Psychological Assessment. She is co-author of two MMPI-A books and several book chapters and journal articles on psychological assessment, and has presented numerous assessment-related papers and symposia at the Society for Personality Assessment annual meetings, International Congress of Rorschach and Projective Methods, and American Psychological Association conventions.
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Note: School of Psychology and Counseling PsyD students DO NOT need to register to attend to meet program requirements.
Professional - Includes Printable Continuing education Certificate and 2 CE hours
Professional and Continuing Education Hours Available: $35.00
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Professional and Continuing Education:
Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program (Provider #4446). Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This event meets or exceeds the requirements of continuing education for counselors and psychologists.
When Professional and Continuing Education hours are purchased, Professional and Continuing Education certificates of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop. No partial credits are given.
Continuing education hours/certificates can be used for a variety of purposes including proof of training received, professional license renewal, employer reimbursement, and proof of attendance. For more information on continuing education hours for licensed psychologists and counselors please visit the CE information page.
Attendees are eligible for a Professional and Continuing Education Certificate with Professional and Continuing Education Credit Hours when purchased, provided the following is completed. Participants must attend the event in its entirety and sign in and sign out at the event. Certificates can be printed from a computer with Internet access once a participant has completed the event evaluation survey. Certificates are usually available for printing 10 business days after an event. For more information on certificates, please visit the FAQ page.
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