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How to use a Psycho-Educational evaluation to create therapeutic goals and approaches

Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Daniel Hollander, PsyD

120 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Undertanding the components of a Psychological evaluation.
  2. Understanding the numbers and what they mean.
  3. Using the information with in an evaluation to develope theraputic goals and expectations.
Agenda:

1.An Introduction to the usefulness of a psychological evaluation. 2. The components of an evaluation a. Reason for referral b. The background information b. Behavioral observation c. Intelligence functioning d. Academic functioning e. Clinical Impressions f. Recommendations 3. Understanding the numbers a. What are the ranges and their significance b. What does the ranges means 4. How to use the numbers to understand a client 5. How to translate the information that was seen on the evaluation to therapeutic goals and expectations

Resources for further study:
1.Handbook of Psychological Assessment -Gary Groth-Marnat
2. Psychological Assessment and Report Writing 2nd ed -Karen Goldfinger and Andrew Pomerantz
3.Psychological Test, Principle,Application and Issues 8th ed - Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzo

This webinar offers 2 NYS ED Contact Hours

We will discuss the different parts of a psycho-educational report and the importance of each section. The testing components will be explained as well as the scores and how to interpret the scoring. Lastly we will explore how to develop therapeutic strategies and goals based on the information gleaned from the report

Learning Objectives:
  1. Undertanding the components of a Psychological evaluation.
  2. Understanding the numbers and what they mean.
  3. Using the information with in an evaluation to develope theraputic goals and expectations.
Agenda:

1.An Introduction to the usefulness of a psychological evaluation. 2. The components of an evaluation a. Reason for referral b. The background information b. Behavioral observation c. Intelligence functioning d. Academic functioning e. Clinical Impressions f. Recommendations 3. Understanding the numbers a. What are the ranges and their significance b. What does the ranges means 4. How to use the numbers to understand a client 5. How to translate the information that was seen on the evaluation to therapeutic goals and expectations

Resources for further study:
1.Handbook of Psychological Assessment -Gary Groth-Marnat
2. Psychological Assessment and Report Writing 2nd ed -Karen Goldfinger and Andrew Pomerantz
3.Psychological Test, Principle,Application and Issues 8th ed - Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzo

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