PSYC642-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Psychometric Assessment Methods

18 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of psychometric assessment in clinical work. Students will improve their ability to select, administer, score and interpret a range of psychometric assessment tools. The first semester provides an introduction to neuropsychological assessment, including intelligence testing, and assessment of the brain-behaviour relationship. The second semester familiarises you with the more frequently used psychometric tests of behavioural and emotional functioning, integrating them within a broad multi-modal, multi-informant understanding of your client.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

Students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator

Neil Thompson


Neil Thompson and Sarah Drummond

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Sattler, J.M; Resource guide to accompany foundations of behavioural, social and clinical assessment of children; 6th Ed; San Diego: Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc, 2014.

Sattler, Jerome M; Foundations of behavioral, social and clinical assessment of children; Sixth edition; (2014).

Sattler, Jerome M. , Ryan, Joseph J; Assessment with the WAIS-IV; Jerome M. Sattler, 2009.

Recommended Reading

Crowe, Simon F; Evidence of absence : a guide to cognitive assessment in Australia; 1st ed; Australian Academic Press, 2010.

Lezak, Muriel Deutsch; Neuropsychological assessment; 5th ed; Oxford University Press, 2012.

Sattler, Jerome M; Assessment of children : cognitive foundations; 5th ed; J.M. Sattler, 2008.

Articles as available on Learn.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,202.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 12

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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