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Mandatory Assessment Tasks

Requirements of the 4 + 2

To complete all the requirements of the 4 +2 supervisees are required to achieve proficiency in the administration, scoring and interpretation of at least nine different psychological tests and instruments chosen from the national psychology examination curriculum.

The nine tests and instruments must include:

  • One adult test of intelligence

  • One child test of intelligence

  • One specialised test of memory

  • Two standardised personality tests, and

  • Four other tests selected from the National psychology examination curriculum.

 

Each test must be administered, scored and interpreted as many times as necessary to achieve competence. Each test must then be competently demonstrated at least twice to a supervisor during direct observation of practice with real clients, or (where appropriate) in realistic simulated learning environments.

 

We have created professional development on these assessment tools that cover training in the administration, scoring and interpretation (see professional development section or further details).

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Psychometric library

Many provisional psychologists find that they do not have access to all the mandatory assessments through their supervisor, or employer. Or that their supervisor doesn’t have competence in all of the required psychometrics to support them to achieve this competency.

 

The Provisional Psychologist Network wants to support 4 + 2 interns with this challenge as it is an ongoing issue in the pathway, particularly for provisional psychologists practicing in rural and remote Australia. Whilst hiring of the mandatory assessments is not permitted ethically, accessing them under the guidance of a supervisor is allowed. Therefore, The Provisional Psychologist Network has created a psychometric library for its supervisees to access that covers the main assessments required that are not under public domain.

 

The Provisional Psychologist Network charges at a different supervision fee to cover the costs of postage and testing forms.

The assessments in the current library are the:

  • Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (4th ed.) (WAIS-IV)

  • Weschler Intelligence Scale Children (5th ed.) (WISC-V)

  • Weschler Memory Scale (4th ed.) (WMS-IV)

  • Personality Assessment inventory (PAI)

  • 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF)

Primary of The Provisional Psychologist Network are able to access these assessments for a two week period with resources that cover 2 administrations. The resources will be posted by The Provisional Psychologist Network. Access is available Australia wide. Supervisees pay for return postage (express post is required). 

Fees: Supervision that focuses on assessing competency by reviewing the two administrations, and review of the two reports will be charged at $215 per hour which includes a two week access period to the psychometric assessments. Supervision that does not require access to the assessments will not attract this higher supervision fee.

Only primary supervises of the Network are able to access our assessments. 

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Professional Development
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Professional development on mandatory assessments and core competencies

The Provisional Psychologist Network is committed to providing a range of professional development courses to support the growth and development of provisional psychologists. We are in the process of developing and growing our professional development courses to meet the needs of our supervisees. All courses will be published on our online school.

 

For primary supervisees of The Provisional Psychologist Network all professional development available on our school is accessed without fees. All other supervisees can purchase access to the training, which includes downloadable certificates of attendance.

Training
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Personality assessment inventory training (PAI)

This training has been developed for provisional psychologists and/or supervisors wishing to learn how to administer, score, interpret, and report on the PAI competently.


The training includes over 5 hours of training videos that can be logged as Professional Development. The training is completed as a sequence of videos, with downloadable powerpoint slides, and resources.


This training has been specifically developed for those completing the 4 + 2 to support the learning and development towards reaching competence in the mandatory assessment tools. 


This training will cover:

  • Overview of the Personality Assessment Inventory

  • Share helpful resources 

  • Administration of the PAI

  • Scoring the PAI

  • Interpretation of the PAI

  • Reporting on the PAI

 

The training also includes the following resources:

  • Example report and template

  • Example Pari-Connect report

  • Summaries of all the narratives for interpretation

  • Example profile form

  • Checklist for scoring in the correct order

 

You will have access to the training videos, powerpoint slides, resources, and the example/template report. Primary supervisees of The Provisional Psychologist Network will be able to access this training for no charge. Other supervisees can access the training for the cost of $180.

 

16 personality factor questionnaire (16PF) training

This training has been developed from provisional psychologists and/or supervisors wishing to learn how to administer, interpret and score the 16PF competently.
This training includes over 5 hours of training videos that can be logged as Professional Development. This training is completed as a series of videos, with downloadable resources.


This training also includes the following:

  • Example report and template

  • Example profile forms

You will have access to the training videos, powerpoint slides, resources, and the example/template report. Primary supervisees of The Provisional Psychologist Network will be able to access this training for no charge. Other supervisees can access the training for the cost of $180. 

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Adult Education Course

Weschler memory scale (4th ed.) (WMS-IV) training

This training has been developed for provisional psychologists and/or supervisors wishing to learn how to administer, score, interpret, and report on the WMS-IV competently. 

This training includes over 6 hours of training videos that can be logged as Professional Development. The training is completed as a sequence of videos with downloadable powerpoint slides and resources. 

 

The training includes the following: 

  • Example report and template

  • Example profile forms 

You will have access to the training videos, powerpoint slides, resources, and the example/template report. Primary supervisees of The Provisional Psychologist Network will be able to access this training for no charge. Other supervisees can access the training for the cost of $180. 

Weschler adult intelligence scale (4th ed.) (WAIS-IV) training

This training has been developed for provisional psychologists and/or supervisors wishing to learn how to administer, score, interpret, and report on the WAIS-IV competently, regarding the core ten subtests that make up the FSIQ.

The training includes over five and a half hours of training videos that can be logged as Professional Development. The training is completed as a sequence of videos that cover all the necessary information to administer, score, interpret and report on the WAIS-IV.

This training includes a demonstration of the WAIS-IV administration of the core 10 subtests. The training also includes downloadable powerpoint slides, an example of the administration, and various helpful resources. The training is housed on an online training platform for you to complete in your own time, at your own pace, and refer back to as necessary.

The training also includes the following:

  • A summary sheet for steps to interpreting the WAIS-IV

  • Example report of the WAIS-IV appropriate for client communication

  • Resource prompting recommendations

  • Resource for understanding what information goes where in the report

  • Downloadable example report and template of the WAIS-IV appropriate for the 4 + 2

You will have access to the training videos, powerpoint slides, resources, and the example/template report. Primary supervisees of The Provisional Psychologist Network will be able to access this training for no charge. Other supervisees can access the training for the cost of $180.

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Weschler intelligence scale for children (5th ed.) (WISC-V) training

This training has been developed for provisional psychologists and/or supervisors wishing to learn how to administer, score, interpret, and report on the WISC-V competently, regarding the primary ten subtests.

The training includes over five and a half hours of training videos that can be logged as Professional Development. The training is completed as a sequence of videos that cover all the necessary information to administer, score, interpret and report on the WISC-V.

This training includes a demonstration of the WISC-V administration of the primary 10 subtests. The training also includes downloadable powerpoint slides, an example of the administration, and various helpful resources. The training is housed on an online training platform for you to complete in your own time, at your own pace, and refer back to as necessary.

The training also includes the following:

  • A summary for steps to interpreting the WISC-V

  • Example report of the WISC-V appropriate for client communication

  • Resource prompting recommendations

  • Resource for understanding what information goes where in the report

  • Downloadable example report and template of the WISC-V appropriate for the 4 + 2

You will have access to the training videos, powerpoint slides, resources, and the example/template report. Primary supervisees of The Provisional Psychologist Network will be able to access this training for no charge. Other supervisees can access the training for the cost of $180.

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Other professional development

The Provisional Psychologist is growing its list of professional development courses and as they are completed the website will be edited and they will be published on the teachable school.

There is also a wealth of free webinars that provisional psychologists can access. The Provisional Psychologist Network has complied this free downloadable list of free professional development.

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