psychological assessment report

PSY 626 Final Project Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric

Prompt: For this milestone, take your case report from PSY 622 and develop a psychological assessment report. This milestone should fulfill Part VI of the final project:

VI. Psychological Assessment Report A. Prepare a psychological assessment report that demonstrates use of objective testing data. B. How do classic and contemporary psychology theories support the claims you have made in your diagnostic consultation?

Make sure your assessment report accounts for the many possible avenues for gathering evidence in legal situations. You will likely rely on memory in some way, so make sure to discuss any limitations that you will bring to your assessment report. If possible, include measures that you learned about in your previous courses as protective mechanisms against the use of memory. Also, make sure you explain why you are using the assessments you selected. This information is often very important should the report be used in a legal proceeding. Note: Do not simply cut and paste your assessment choices from PSY 622. Incorporate the feedback given to you in that course and expand or change your assessment choices in order to best fit the current scenario. Remember you were hired by a law firm to create the final report. Guidelines for Submission: You should submit a well-developed psychological assessment report for the case study client from PSY 622. Your paper must be submitted as a 2–3 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and sources cited in APA format. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Psychological Assessment Report:

Report

Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses industry-specific language to establish expertise

Prepares a comprehensive psychological assessment report that demonstrates use of objective testing data

Prepares a diagnostic consultation report but with gaps in detail, or does not demonstrate use of objective testing data

Does not prepare a diagnostic consultation report

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Psychological Assessment Report:

Theories

Meets “Proficient” criteria and discussion draws insightful connections between theories and the practice of forensic psychology

Convincingly supports claims with classic and contemporary psychology theories

Supports claims with classic or contemporary psychology theories, but not both; or support is unconvincing or insufficient in other ways

Does not support claims 17

Psychological Assessment Report:

Qualifications

Meets “Proficient” criteria and cites specific, relevant examples to establish a robust context for the discussion

Comprehensively articulates qualifications to discuss psychological assessment

Articulates qualifications but with gaps in details that may lead to inadmissibility in court

Does not articulate professional qualifications

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Psychological Assessment Report:

Test and Assessment

Selection

Meets “Proficient” criteria and cites specific studies establishing the professional criteria for each assessment choice

Comprehensively explains all tests and assessment choices, including the strengths and weaknesses of each choice

Discusses why tests and assessments were selected, but does not clarify strengths and weaknesses of choices and leaves gaps in the details of those choices

Does not discuss why tests and assessment choices were made

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Psychological Assessment Report:

Ethical Standards

Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses industry-specific language to establish expertise

Discusses ethical standards of psychological assessment and shows a full understanding of those ethics

Discusses ethical standards of assessment but does not show full clarity and understanding of those ethics

Does not discuss ethical standards of psychological assessment

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Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

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Earned Total 100%