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Testing and Psychometrics for Clinicians

An overview of fundamental aspects of testing and psychometrics, geared to clinicians, school psychologists, counseling psychologists, and other regular users of tests. Topics to be discussed include reliability theory, validity, norms and standards, test development, test equating, adaptive testing, bias, intelligence testing, attitude scales, interests, and personality testing. The class assumes a basic understanding of statistical concepts, including central tendency, variability, and bivariate analysis (i.e., correlation). 

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Testing and Psychometrics for Clinicians

Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 12:40 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Dr. Eugene Muller

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Course Length: 4 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the fundamental aspects of reliability theory.
  2. Explain the fundamental aspects of validity.
  3. Explain the fundamental aspects of norms and standards.
  4. Explain the methodology employed in the construction and analysis of tests.
  5. Describe the application of psychometric principles employed in intelligence testing, attitude measurement, and personality testing.,

This workshop Offers 4 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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An overview of fundamental aspects of testing and psychometrics, geared to clinicians, school psychologists, counseling psychologists, and other regular users of tests. Topics to be discussed include reliability theory, validity, norms and standards, test development, test equating, adaptive testing, bias, intelligence testing, attitude scales, interests, and personality testing. The class assumes a basic understanding of statistical concepts, including central tendency, variability, and bivariate analysis (i.e., correlation). 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the fundamental aspects of reliability theory.
  2. Explain the fundamental aspects of validity.
  3. Explain the fundamental aspects of norms and standards.
  4. Explain the methodology employed in the construction and analysis of tests.
  5. Describe the application of psychometric principles employed in intelligence testing, attitude measurement, and personality testing.,

Agenda:

TOPIC 

Time in Minutes

I: Introduction - General characteristics of tests; Brief history of testing; Types of tests; Measurement; Univariate data; Bivariate data 

15

II: Reliability - Reliability theory; Methods of determining; Factors affecting; Standard error of measurement; Reliability of ratings; Reliability of mastery decisions 

30

III: Validity - Meaning of validity; Content validity; Criterion-related validity; Types of criteria; Utility, Construct validity; Correction for attenuation; Validity generalization 

30

IV: Norms and standards - Meaning of scores; Norm-referenced testing; Developmental norms; Within-group norms; Percentiles; Standard scores; Standards for criterion-referenced testing 

30

V: Test Items Common item types; Item analysis; Test equating; Item response theory; Adaptive testing; Testlets; Test bias; Cheating analysis; Answer-changing 

30

VI: Intelligence Testing - Wechsler intelligence tests (WAIS, WASI, WISC, WPPSI); Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale (SB), Routing tests, SB IQ scores; Group intelligence tests; Infant tests; Defining intelligence; Heritability index 

45

VII: Attitude and rating scales 

30

VIII: Interests and Personality Testing - Self reports; Situational methods; Behavioral tests; Response sets; Response styles; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI); Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory; Projective tests 

 

30

TOTAL

240 minutes



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Medical Doctors and Other Health Professionals
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
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  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.
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