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Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing (Neuropsychology) - NTUC UTAP Funding Eligible

The Nanyang Psychology Academy's Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing with a focus on neuropsychological assessment batteries is a specialised program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to administer, score, and interpret various psychological tests and assessments, particularly in the context of neuropsychological evaluations.

This course will cover instruments such as the NEPSY2, Repeatable Battery for Neuropsychological Assessment (RBANS), the Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Assessment test batteries, Delis-Kaplan Executive Function Systems (D-KEFS) among others neuropsychological assessment batteries.

Learning Outcome

  1. Understanding Neuropsychology: Students should gain a strong foundation in neuropsychological principles, including brain-behavior relationships, the anatomy and functions of the brain, and the impact of brain damage or dysfunction on cognitive and emotional processes.

  2. Familiarity with Assessment Tools: Graduates should be proficient in administering, scoring, and interpreting a variety of neuropsychological assessment instruments, including standardized tests, questionnaires, and interviews.

  3. Clinical Evaluation: Students should be capable of conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, taking into account the individual's medical and psychological history, to make differential diagnoses and formulate intervention recommendations.

  4. Cultural Competence: Graduates should be culturally sensitive and capable of conducting assessments that consider diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, ensuring that assessments are valid and appropriate for a wide range of individuals.

  5. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Students should be able to analyze test results, interpret findings, and generate meaningful reports that communicate assessment outcomes to both professionals and clients.

  6. Ethical and Legal Considerations: Graduates should have a deep understanding of ethical and legal standards in neuropsychological assessment, ensuring that assessments are conducted with integrity and respect for the rights and well-being of the individual being assessed.

  7. Clinical Judgment: Graduates should develop the ability to exercise sound clinical judgment, including the ability to identify cognitive and emotional impairments, pinpoint their etiologies, and make recommendations for interventions or treatment.

  8. Communication Skills: Graduates should be proficient in communicating assessment results effectively, both in written reports and in verbal feedback to clients and other professionals.

Topics

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Introduction to Psychological Testing and Psychometrics

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Neuropsychological Assessment (NEPSY-II): Theory

05

Repeatable Batteries for Neuropsychological Assessment (RBANS): Theory

07

Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS): Theory

09

Integrating Multi Battery Testing Approach and Clinical Applications

02

Clinical Neuropsychology and Behavioural Neuroscience

04

Neuropsychological Assessment (NEPSY-II): Practice

06

Repeatable Batteries for Neuropsychological Assessment (RBANS): Practice

08

Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS): Practice

10

Psychological Testing Reports: Analysis and Practice

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Course Details

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Course Mode and Duration

FT/PT 24 hours over 8 weekday evenings from 7 to 10pm / 3 full day training from 9am to 6pm

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Class Delivery Method

Face-to-face lessons with online option available, and recording of lectures for later access

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Course Fee

Course Fee $2,000 over 2 monthly instalments + $150 non-refundable registration fee + $200 material fee

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Assessment Method

Class quiz, assignment, and practical

Sample Certificate

GCAPT

What can you use these skills for?

You can use it for your career, professional, personal or entrepreneurial pursuits.

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