Background to SiP 1 - beginners & intermediates
The objective of the SiP 1- Introduction to using psychodiagnostic testing, may be derived from its title: it aims to act as an introduction to individual interviewing diagnostics and the use of psychological testing in professional practice.
This general objective has been broken down into four sub-objectives that vary in complexity. That is why two versions of this SiP were developed: one for beginners and one for intermediate users. The beginner version is best suited for teaching year 1 psychology students. The intermediate version is best suited for teaching intermediate psychology students and should hence be used at a later stage of the curriculum, e.g. during the third year.
After completing the beginner’s version of this SiP, the student will have acquired knowledge and understanding of and skills in:
- how to use several common psychological tests;
- how to conduct a diagnostic interview is conducted according to De Bruyn Ruijssenaars, Pameijer & Van Arlon’s model for testing hypotheses (2003);
- how to report test results back to the client and the commissioning client (both oral and written reporting).
having completed the intermediate version of SiP, the student will have acquired knowledge and understanding of and skills in:
- working through the phases of the model for testing hypotheses.