Date & Time: November 23rd, 2018; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Instructors: Dr. Jason Ramsay & Dr. Kenneth Colosimo
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; 252 Bloor St W, Room 4426 Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
Psychological tests are used in therapy to better understand your patients, improve treatment effectiveness, and reduce therapy drop out rates. There is a wide range of clinical tests available, but how do you know which ones to use in your practice? On top of that, you’ll need to make sure that you are qualified and appropriately trained to administer and interpret psychological tests so that you’re not misinterpreting the assessment results.
In this workshop, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Dr. Ramsay and Dr. Colosimo will teach reliable, valid and effective psychological tests you can implement in your practice, immediately. You will learn specific clinical tests and how to use them to measure a broad range of psychological problems. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be equipped with a variety of tests to choose from to incorporate in therapy with your clients.
By incorporating psychological tests with therapy, you can:
- Improve the quality of your work as a therapist
- Effectively and easily measure a wide range of psychological problems and difficulties
- Tailor treatment based on assessment findings; interpretive reports provide informative treatment recommendations
- Monitor patient progress and determine if treatment is effective by administering assessments periodically during therapy
- Identify changes in patient’s mental health status and intervene early if necessary
You will know a wide range of psychological tests you can use to:
- Assess trauma exposure, post-traumatic stress and other psychological sequelae of traumatic events, including the effects of sexual and physical assault, intimate partner violence, motor vehicle accidents, medical trauma, traumatic losses, and childhood abuse or neglect.
- Measure the presence and severity of ADHD symptoms so that you can determine whether or not ADHD is a contributing factor to your patient’s difficulties.
- Effectively identify substance abuse and early-stage chemically dependent individuals who are either in denial or who are trying to conceal their chemical dependency.
- Identify if your patient may be abusing prescription medication.
- Assess anger and measure motives, behaviours, cognition, arousal and provocation domains.
- Measure the presence and severity of depressive symptoms so that treatment plans can be developed to effectively target your patient’s needs.
- Evaluate and monitor basic academic skills necessary for effective learning, communication and thinking.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses relevant to learning and job readiness.
- Assess personality traits and understand your patient’s basic emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal and motivational styles.
- Assess functional skills across life span and identify adaptive behaviour strengths and weaknesses.
Who should attend
This workshop is designed for physicians, psychotherapists, nurses, social workers, counsellors, consultants, and coaches.
- 6 Continuing Education Credits from the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- 6 hours of Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada (MDPAC) Group CE credits and 1 hour of MDPAC CCI credits
- 6 Continuing Education Credits from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
- Discounts on MHS assessments for the attendees
- Certificate upon completion of the workshop
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