This workshop will explore the theory and use of ability tests in clinical settings. The psychological concept of intelligence will be critically considered. Attendees will learn the principles of ability testing and gain hands on experience of administration, scoring and interpretation of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. The meaning of results obtained from such tests and their reliability will be discussed.
This workshop is for those counselling psychologists who wish to focus their CPD in order to update their competences in psychometrics in order to comply with the competencies required for practice by the HCPC. Those counselling psychologists who qualified some years ago will not have been provided, as part of their core training, competence in the use of psychometric measures. Measures of ability, such as the Wechsler Scales require psychologists to have skills which this workshop will provide.
Supervision of initial administrations, scoring and interpretation may be required in addition to this day workshop. The details of this will be discussed during the workshop so that if local psychologist support is not available alternate support will be arranged.
The workshop will be particularly useful for those psychologists at the end of their accredited training or post qualified who have not had the opportunity to engage in psychometric training. This will be a combination of both theory and hands on practice so attendees will be able to take their learning back to their workplace.
Please note this is a draft agenda and subject to change
|09:30||Arrival & refreshments|
|12:30||Lunch break & networking - please note lunch is not provided|