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Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing (Personality and Personnel Selection)

The Nanyang Psychology Academy's Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing with a focus on Learning and Developmental Disabilities is a specialized program for applications in the fields of psychology, special education, business, human resources or related areas. This certificate program is designed to provide students with specific knowledge and skills related to the assessment and support of individuals with learning and developmental disabilities; additionally, learners will also learn how to prepare and evaluate psychological evaluation reports and learn to interpret and understand the key elements of the tests results and reports. 

This course will cover instruments such as the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), Adaptive Behavioural Assessment Systems-3 (ABAS-3), WEISS Functional Impairment Scale for Adult, Barratt Impulsiveness Rating Scale for Adult, Conners Rating Scale for Children ADHD, Conners Rating Scale for Adult ADHD, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), the Behavioural Assessment Systems for Children-3 (BASC-3), and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing-2 (CTOPP-2), Sensory Profile-2 (SP2) among others.

Learning Outcome

  1. Understanding Assessment Principles: Gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of psychological assessment, including reliability, validity, standardization, and norms.

  2. Familiarity with Test Instruments: Develop proficiency in using and interpreting the specific instruments in the course.

  3. Administering Tests: Learn the proper procedures for administering each of these assessments, including guidelines for test administration and scoring.

  4. Interpreting Test Results: Develop the skills to interpret test scores accurately and meaningfully, considering individual strengths and weaknesses.

  5. Psychometric Concepts: Understand psychometric concepts such as standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents and apply them in test interpretation.

  6. Educational and Clinical Applications: Explore the various educational and clinical applications of the testing results, including their use in schools, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology.

  7. Report Writing: Develop the skills to write comprehensive and clear assessment reports, including test results, interpretations, and recommendations.

  8. Integration with Other Assessment Tools: Learn how to integrate the psychological testing with other assessment tools and methods to provide a holistic understanding of an individual's condition, abilities and challenges.

Topics

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Introduction to Psychological Testing and Psychometrics

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Adult ADHD Assessment: Theory and Practice

05

Assessing for other Behavioural Disorders: Adult

07

Adult Dyslexia Assessment: Theory and Practice

09

Integrating Multi Battery Testing Approach and Clinical Applications

02

Introduction to Learning and Developmental Disability

04

Child ADHD Assessment: Theory and Practice

06

Assessing for other Behavioural Disorders: Child

08

Child Dyslexia Assessment: Theory and 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 examination

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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