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Psychodiagnostics: Theory and Skills Training

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (UU)
Course code
Course fee
€ 950
Advanced bachelor level

This summer Utrecht University offers you a 'bridging' course in psychodiagnostics, in order to overcome deficiencies in psychodiagnostics and assessment for entering the master course Clinical Psychology. This summer course focusses on familiarizing oneself with theoretical backgrounds of psychodiagnostics, practicing skills necessary to master all stages of the diagnostic process (intake, formulating a diagnostic question, formulating hypotheses, selecting, scoring and interpreting methods and tools and finally reporting conclusions and recommendation).

This course deals with both psychodiagnostic theories and the application of all steps of the diagnostic proces (intake, formulating a diagnostic question, developing hypotheses, selecting, scoring and interpreting methods and tools and finally formulating conclusions and recommendation).
In order to practice their diagnostic skills, students work on a case study throughout the course. All aspects of the diagnostic cycle will be described leading to documenting the entire process and the conclusions in a psychological report according to the Dutch official guidelines (BAPD). The BAPD is an official certificate issued by the Dutch Association for Psychologists (NIP) to certify that holders of it possess appropriate knowledge and have acquired adequate skills in psychodiagnostics for successful further practice and training in post master clinical courses.
The course entails lectures and interactive tutorials during which the above mentioned diagnostic skills are taught and practised. In addition, students practice online to help them apply and finetune their psychodiagnostic skills.

Course objectives:
Acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for the professional psychodiagnostic process using standard diagnostic methods and tools.

Tags: psychodiagnostics, diagnostics, testing, measurement, psychological

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Lisalotte Verspui


Psychology students, who are familiar with theories relating to personality and clinical psychology. Also you should be familiar with term from psychometrics, such as reliability, validity, test construction etc.


The course is a bridging course for students who have deficiencies with respect to pychodiagnostic skills


Three weeks with the first two weeks 3 lectures (3 hrs) and 3 working groups (3 hrs) and 36 hours online computer program. The last week there will be a final working group of 4 hours. Self-study is 68 hours, making 140 hours in total (5 EC).


• € 950 - Course + course materials

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Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.


Lisalotte Verspui

030 253 1594

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Deadline for registration: 01 August 2017