OFFICIAL PROGRAM
2016 / 17

SUBJECT

Psychological assessment and diagnosis II: Evaluation of psychopathology in adults

ECTS CREDITS6,00
SUBJECT CODEAS3GWPA
LANGUAGE IN WHICH IT IS GIVENCatalan  
MODULE CODEMS3GADP
MODULEPsychological assessment and diagnosis II
STUDIES
CODE
DEGREE
TYPE
YEAR
SEMESTER
GSIC
Grau en Psicologia
Compuls.
Third
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WSIC
Grau en Psicologia
Compuls.
Third
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COMPETENCIES THAT STUDENTS ACQUIRE IN THE MODULE

1. Know the principles and procedures for psychological assessment and intervention.

2. Assess, compare and take decisions on the selection of the most suitable assessment methods and tools for each situation and assessment context.

3. Analyse and interpret data in the framework of the established disciplinary knowledge.

4. Know how to formulate and compare hypotheses, as well as to obtain and organise relevant information on recipients’ demands and needs.

5. Know how to perform feedback on the results of the assessment, research or requested services both orally and in writing.

6. Communicate their own assessments critically and with good reasoning, respecting the ethical commitment required to disseminate psychological learning.

7. Know the procedures and techniques applied to the construction and adaptation of psychological assessment tools.

The critical skills to assess this module are 2, 4 and 5.

PREREQUISITES

Have taken the module ‘Psychological Assessment and Diagnosis I’ (year 3, 1st semester).

CONTENT LEARNING MODULE

The module is comprised of two subjects:

Subject 1: Child and Youth Assessment and Psychopathology (6 ECTS, Compulsory)

Subject 2: Adult Assessment and Psychopathology (6 ECTS, Compulsory)

Both subjects have the same syllabus:

1. Introduction

2. Description of basic syndromes and disorders.

3. Assessment interview and anamnesis.

4. Assessment tools.

5. Types of demand / patient types / clinical problems. Differential diagnosis.

6. Final feedback interview and report.

7. Therapeutic assessment and recommendations.

LEARNING METHODOLOGY

a) Work done in class

• Large group classes

- Lectures

• Small group classes

- Case studies

- Problem solving. Problem-based learning (PBL)

- Group tutoring

• Seminar

- Role-playing

- Case studies

b) Assignments outside class

The teaching staff will help and guide the performance of students’ group and individual assignments and projects, to facilitate doing the exercises assigned.

c) Students’ individual work

Students will have to do reading and study exercises for work documents, bibliographies, as well as writing reports, both individually and in groups.

ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SKILLS AND CREDIT RECOVERY STRATEGIES

The assessment of this module centres on skills 2, 4 and 5, which are considered critical in order to pass the module. The assessment procedure for each skill is described below:

Assessment of skill 2 (Assess, compare and take decisions on the selection of the most suitable assessment methods and tools for each situation and assessment context).

This skill shall be worked on primarily in large group classes, and shall be assessed via an exam in each of the module’s subjects (Child and Youth Assessment and Adult Assessment).

To pass this skill, students mark in each subject must be greater than or equal to 5. The final mark for the skill (NFc2) will be the average of the scores from each subject.

Make up. In the second sitting, students will be examined on the subject they did not pass, with the same criteria as for the first exam sitting.

Assessment of skill 4 (Know how to formulate and compare hypotheses, as well as to obtain and organise relevant information on recipients’ demands and needs).

This skill will be worked on primarily in small group classes, and will be formative, through different exercises assigned by the teacher.

To pass this skill, students’ overall mark for the exercises in each subject (Child and Youth Assessment and Adult Assessment) must be greater than or equal to 5. The final mark for the skill (NFc4) will be the average of the scores from each subject.

Make up. In the resit exam, students will have to do a specific exercise proposed by the teacher of the module, following the same criteria as in the first exam sitting.

Assessment of skill 5 (Know how to set forth the results of the assessment, research or requested services both orally and in writing).

This skill will primarily be worked on in the seminar. The tutor will perform ongoing assessments of all students by observing their participation in the group and the final project ('Case Report’).

To pass this skill, students’ mark for the seminar (NFc5) must be greater than or equal to 5.

Make up. In the resit exam, students will have to do a specific exercise proposed by the teacher of the module, following the same criteria as in the first exam sitting.

The final mark for the module (FMM) will be the average of all scores obtained for the three critical skills:

FMM = (NFc2+ NFc4+ NFc5) / 3.

• According to the systems prepared for this purpose and the period set by the faculty, the student will have to evaluate the module. This evaluation is part of the teaching and learning process and is very important for the development of the subject as it will help teachers to improve the quality of their teaching plan.

BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

Subject 1: Child and Youth Assessment and Psychopathology

 Rodríguez Sacristán, J. (Dir.) (2000). Psicopatología infantil básica. Teoría y casos clínicos.  Madrid: Pirámide.

 Torras de Beà, E. (Comp.) (2007). Normalidad, psicopatología y tratamiento en niños, adolescentes y familia. Valls: Lectio.

 Torné, A. & Torras de Beà, E (Comp.) (2010). Elementos psicoterapéuticos: de la primera visita al alta. Valls: Lectio.

Subject 2: Adult Assessment and Psychopathology

Ávila Espada, A. (Coord.) (1992). Evaluación en psicología clínica, vol. 1 y 2.. Salamanca: Amaru Ediciones.

 Belloch, A. (2002). Manual de psicopatología, vol. 1 y 2. Madrid: Mcgraw Hill.

 Groth-Marnat, G. (2009). Handbook of psychological assessment (5th ed.). New York: Wiley.

DATE OF THE LAST REVIEW26/09/2016