Course Details

Course TitleImproving Decision Making and Judgment in Psychological Evaluations
Date 5/15/2014
ProviderAmerican Board of Professional Psychology
Credit Hours3
Instructor(s)Randy K. Otto, Ph.D. ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This 3-hour workshop focuses on limitations of human judgment, the associated decision making errors that psychologists can make when providing assessment or treatment services, and strategies for minimizing these mistakes. Problems and phenomena reviewed include, but are not limited to, availability heuristics, primacy and recency effects, misestimation of covariation, failure to consider base rates, the impact of exotic or uncommon events, misperception of complex configurable analysis, and problems resulting from unstructured clinical judgment.

Course Objectives