Interviewing and Assessment

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
  1. 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

Students 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
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge PSYC6000 and PSYC6050 or equivalent
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Examination: On-line -
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written Report
  • Online Discussion -
  • Quiz - On-line -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Program Component: Prior successful completion of PSYC6000 and PSYC6050, or approval for enrolment by the Program Convenor.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6210

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