The goal of this workshop is to increase familiarity, utility, and the interpretation of psychological evaluations completed by licensed clinical psychologists and providers from related fields. The workshop will include a review of the key components of psychological evaluations, including comprehensive background and family history, empirically based cognitive, academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional assessment, review, interpretation, and consideration of the validity of test results, and key implications regarding diagnostic impressions and recommendations. Common diagnoses reviewed will include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specific learning disorders (SLDs), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), disruptive behavior disorders, intellectual disorders, stressor-related disorders, and mood disorders. Additionally,best practices regarding recommended interventions and supports will be reviewed. The primary goal of this workshop is to support foundational understanding of psychological testing and the interpretation of test selection, validity of obtained results, and best practices regarding recommendations and next steps.
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