Course Details

Course TitleAPA 2018 - CEW 147: Psychological Assessment Report Writing—Producing Meaningful Reports
Date 8/11/2018
ProviderAmerican Psychological Association
Phone202-336-6020
Emailconvention@apa.org
Website http://www.apa.org/convention/ce/147.aspx
LocationSan Francisco
Credit Hours7
Instructor(s)Jordan A. Wright, PhD and Hadas Pade, PhD
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus


Course Description

This intermediate workshop presents the challenges in writing psychological reports and strategies to improve writing. Writing effective reports is especially important given the new proficiency in personality assessment, which uses integrated, well-written reports as an indicator of proficiency. Participants are introduced to critical components for writing effective and integrated reports, including making assessment findings clear, individualized, specific, and meaningful for the client and other audiences. Participants learn specific steps to better organize and integrate reports, balancing professional language with accessibility.


Course Objectives

1. List the reasons psychological assessment report writing is so critical to the field.
2. Describe the common challenges involved in producing comprehensive and effective assessment reports.
3. Explain core components of effective report writing.
4. Select and use specific strategies provided to strengthen report writing.
5. Revise ineffective/unhelpful written sentences/paragraphs in a more meaningful manner.
6. Effectively integrate assessment data (interview, observations, test data, etc.) to individualize reports and make them more meaningful.
7. Identify strategies for making research-informed treatment recommendations.