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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL
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ADLER’s Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment is designed to train students who already possess an existing back- ground in the art and science of psychological assessment. The certificate is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work as members of a psychology department, particularly in an academic setting. ADLER graduates work as assessors in school boards, WSIB assessment, or private practice.

Required Courses:

NT-651, 300 hours Practicum in assessment
IP-661 Practicum Seminar with program director
AS-605 Neuro Development and the Learning Process
AS-606 Academic Assessment
AS-607 Social, Emotional and Behavioural Functioning
AS-608 Childhood Psychopathology
AS-609 School Law

AS-685 Neurodevelopment and the Learning Process 
(2 credits, 24 hours; prerequisites: AS-531, AS-532, AS-533) 
Designed to provide the students with a conceptual framework for understanding learning problems by introducing the students to key neurodevelopment constructs that underlie learning and their implications for academic skill acquisition.

AS-686 Assessment of Academic Achievement
(2 credits, 24 hours; prerequisites: AS-531, AS-532, AS-533) 
This course will allow you to develop a more detailed understanding of the purposes of and the use of measures of academic achievement including the WIAT-III and Woodcock-Johnson III. Other relevant measures will be reviewed including the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP), the RAN-RAS, the Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE), the Gray Silent Reading Test (GSRT), the Nelson Denny Reading Test (ND), and the Beery Visual Motor Integration Test (VMI). There will also be a review of learning disability definitions and discussion of some of the processes underlying the acquisition of reading skills. Much of your time will be spent learning to administer the tests proficiently and without error. This will build upon your existing knowledge of assessment, human development, and cognition.

AS-687 Psychopathology in the School Setting 
(2 credits, 24 hours; prerequisites: AS-531, AS-532, AS-533) 
Provides a detailed overview of psychopathology in the school setting. Areas for critical and diagnostic consideration include explosive behaviour disorders, autistic spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, adjustment disorder, attachment disorder, etc. Evidence-based interventions in the school environment will be discussed.

AS-688 Evaluation of Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Factors 
(2 credits, 24 hours; prerequisites: AS-531, AS-532, AS-533) 
Will introduce you to mental health diagnosis and a number of the assessment techniques and materials used to evaluate social, emotional and behavioural factors influencing an individual. During the course, special emphasis will be placed on standardized tests of these factors. The language of psychometrics will be introduced and issues and concerns related to measurement will be considered.

AS-689 From Special Education Law and Legislation to Implementation 
(1 credit, 12 hours; prerequisite: AS-531, AS-532, AS-533) 
A two-day interactive and collaborative inquiry-based course to provide candidates with an overview of the main Special Education legislation and laws relevant to a Psychologist. It will cover the changing terms of assessment and evaluation that are found in the Ontario Ministry of Education resource documents “Learning For All, 2013” and “Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2010”; the Identification, Placemat, Review Committee (IPRC) process and legislative requirements; The Individual Education Plan (IEP) and legislative requirements.

Pre-requisites

GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School

Incoming students are expected to have a background equivalent to the following courses, (members of the CPO, or who have an equivalent masters level degree can submit their transcripts for consideration to the Director of Admissions)

RC-571 Qualitative Inquiry
RS-574, 575, 576 Quantitative Analysis
IP-510 Motivation & Values
NT-511 Interviewing & Alliance

EH-512 Ethics & the Law

NT-513 Safe and Effective Use of Self

AS-531 Fundamentals of Psychometric Assessment
AS-532 Assessment of Intellect & Cognition
AS-533 Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology
DG-543 Psychodiagnostic Interviewing, Case Formulation & Report Writing

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