Semester Units, graduate level
(can be taken as 1
or 2 units. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org)
for assessment, appraisal, and testing of individuals.
in Clinical Psychology are now built around assessment and diagnosis.
Not only do most clinicians perform some form of assessment
-- administering and interpreting the most critical and comprehensive
tests can be either the main source of revenue or a lucrative
supplement for many professionals.
The purpose of this course is to expand the scope of your assessment
We have produced nicely edited
our expert faculty explaining the assessment instruments they
use and the approaches they take in depth. You can access and
review this material at your
own speed and convenience.
How Does the Class Work?
1) We have produced and arranged edited video segments of our faculty
explaining many aspects of Assessment. You can begin accessing this
material immediately at your own speed and convenience. Take as long as
you want. There is no time limit. Your registration will never expire.
2) There are discussion topics at the end of each section of video
which is designed to help you use some of the material in writing a
brief but substantive post.
3) The final exam can be taken multiple times so you can learn where
you need to review.
Dempsey, Psy.D. Rachyll Dempsey,
Psy.D. is a forensic
neuropsychologist with over a decade of experience in testing and
assessment. In addition to acting as a supervisor and consultant, Dr.
Dempsey maintains a private practice focusing on forensic,
neuropsychological, cognitive, and personality testing for individuals
for the courts.
Bonny Forrest, J.D., Ph.D has been a leader
in the field of child development and an advocate for children for over
As a practicing attorney and a child psychologist, with specialized
training in pediatric neuropsychology, she has vast experience in
working with children in a variety of settings.
Holcomb, PhD, MBA, is licensed as a
psychologist and has earned recognition as a Diplomate
of Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional
Psychologists. Among other positions, he has been superintendent of a
large state hospital, state director of program evaluation for mental
health services, and CEO of a private psychiatric hospital for
children, adolescents, and adults.
objectives for each component of the program follow.
this workshop is
informational, but with an advocacy purpose. Subject matter includes:
1) Review of current understanding of the most common learning issues
2) Using psychological and neuropsychological instruments to understand
3) Advocating for children with learning issues — recent changes to the
Individuals with Disabilities Act, developments in the Supreme Court,
Due Process hearings, and more
4) Working in school teams to get great results for children
is an area of evaluation that
can include examining intellectual functioning, academic achievement
and memory ability. The focus is on the concrete competencies for
administering, scoring and interpreting the most up-to-date and
reliable tests of intellectual functioning, academic achievement and
1) Changes and updates to the most widely used tests of cognitive
functioning including the MMSE-2, WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WIAT-III, WRAT-4
2) Newest research in Cognitive Assessment including neurological basis
for deficits including learning disabilities, as well as newest theory
behind intellectual assessment and test construction.
is designed to help
clinicians develop the competencies needed to administer and interpret
the most up-to-date, reliable and valid tests or neuropsychological
1) covers the newest research in neuroanatomy and causes for such
disorders as dementia, ADHD, and TBI
2) differentiating symptoms of dementia from depression
3) evaluating basic measures of executive functioning, memory and
4) knowing when to refer clients for additional testing.
that will be covered:
Forensic Assessment, Adoption Assessment,
Domestic Violence Assessment.
How Our Online Courses Work:
Web Lectures feature our best Instructors,
presenting material and using slides, conveniently divided into short
sub-topics -- over the Internet. They tend to cover deep background, or
foundational information; the didactic component of a good CE class.
You can review them at your own pace.
that some Apple products like the iPad may not be able to play our
online courses due to compatibility issues with Flash which our courses
run on. Contact us with any questions at 1-800-457-1273.
There are no start or end dates for our online courses
and they can be accessed at any time after you register.