PSYC642-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Psychometric Assessment Methods

18 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022


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 Note

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Neil Thompson


Sarah Christofferson and Sarah Drummond

Guest Lecturer

Audrey McKinlay

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

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

Sattler, Jerome M; Resource guide to accompany Foundations of Behavioral, Social and Clinical Assessment of Children ; 6th Ed; Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher, Inc, 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.

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

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for additional required and recommended readings.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,261.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 18

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

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  • PSYC642-22W (C) Whole Year 2022