Interviewing and Assessment

Course code PSYC6210Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence. This course covers a broad range of psychological interviewing and assessment skills and measures. Course skills are primarily designed in relation to mental health and allied health fields. Students will learn how to select and/or develop appropriate tools for capturing desired data, within an ethical framework. A variety of interviewing, survey and other methods will be reviewed and practiced. Emphasis will be placed on the scientific analysis of interview and other assessment data, including the limitations of each measure.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Learn interviewing skills and procedures for health and mental health applications
2. Learn motivational interviewing skills
3. Understand the objectives and psychometric principals of psychological assessment
4. Develop expertise in selecting assessment tools
5. Gain experience using various types of health/mental health psychological assessment
6. Accurately interpret results from interviewing and other assessments
ContentStudents will learn how to choose appropriate and psychometrically sound measures for various applied psychology contexts. They will learn some basic statistical procedures for evaluating test outcomes. Students will practice various interviewing and testing procedures, covering a wide range to topics/factors, to gain expertise in testing application and evaluation.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePSYC6000 and PSYC6050 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Report
Online Discussion
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PSYC6000 and PSYC6050, or approval for enrolment by the Program Convenor.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6210