Course Details

Course TitleAPA 2019 - 109: Psychological Assessment Report Writing: Producing Meaningful Reports
Date 8/8/2019
Provider2019 APA Convention
Credit Hours7
Instructor(s)A. Jordan Wright, PhD; Hadas Pade, PsyD
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. It follows a multimethod, integrated, and individualized approach to assessment reports. 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

<div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">1. List the reasons psychological assessment report writing is critical for the field.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">2. Describe the common challenges involved in producing comprehensive and effective assessment reports.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">3. Explain core components of effective report writing.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">4. Select and utilize specific strategies provided to strengthen report writing.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">5. Revise ineffective/unhelpful sentences/paragraphs in a meaningful manner.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">6. Effectively integrate assessment data available (interview, observations, testing, etc.) to individualize reports and make them more meaningful.</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 17.6px;">7. Identify strategies for making research-informed treatment recommendations.</span></div>