Assessment Track Courses

The Assessment Track concerns aspects of psychological evaluation (e.g., neuropsychology) that include the appropriate role, use, administration, and interpretation of various assessment instruments.

Co-Chairs, Dr. Paul Gedo and Dr. Joseph Viola

PsyD 8252 Child and Adolescent Assessment

PsyD 8255 Forensic Assessment
This class is intended to explore the various aspects of juvenile forensic psychology, as well as some aspects of adult arena. We will achieve this objective through the understanding of the pertinent concepts, definitions, statues, laws, and methods involved in this arena. The nucleus of this course will focus on the student’s active participation in various projects, a field trip, and discussion on current juvenile and/or adult forensic topics. These topics may include, but are not limited to, jurisdictional requirements, the law, forensic standards, local school/educational guidelines, various psychological principles, disorders, and treatment regimens.

PsyD 8250 Neuropsychological Assessment 
Theory and practice of neuropsychological assessment. History and development of the field. Major batteries, individualized approaches, and specialized tests.

PsyD 8270 Advanced Assessment

PsyD 8270 Cross Cultural Psychology
The intent of this course is to build upon the foundation of basic concepts and competencies developed throughout our integrated curriculum, in which culturally related and diversity topics are widely addressed, and develop advanced-level skills. Thus, this course will be of particular relevance to students with focal interests in work in minority communities and in cross-cultural clinical work, and with aspirations to participate in leading this edge in the development of our profession. This course, in seminar format, will cover three domains: Foundational topics in the scientific base of cross-cultural psychology relevant to the conceptualization and practice of cross-cultural clinical psychology, issues in cross-cultural psychological assessment, and how psychological science, psychoanalytic theory, and clinical discoveries bear upon the practice of cross-cultural psychotherapy and other forms of psychological intervention, especially, but not only, in the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic traditions and frameworks.