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Advanced Assessment Practicum

The Counseling and Student Development Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa offers Advanced Assessment Practicum training to graduate students in psychology or related fields. The Advanced Assessment Practicum is a half-time (20 hours / week) placement that emphasizes five major concentrations:

  • Structured personality assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment of learning disabilities
  • Assessment in psychological treatment planning
  • Psychological test feedback to clients
  • Psychological assessment report writing

The CSDC Advanced Assessment Practicum follows a practitioner-scholar model of training emphasizing practical experience supported by one-to-one and group-based clinical supervision and training seminars. Students will be taught and are expected to demonstrated knowledge, awareness, and skills related to the above five practicum foci to supplement treatment provided by CSDC psychologists and psychiatrists. Trainees are not expected to provide psychological treatment. Professional psychological assessment ethics and conduct will also be taught and integrated into the curriculum.

The Advanced Assessment Practicum is a nine-month placement across the UHM academic year. Trainees will be expected to provide 200 hours of direct service to UH students and be on site for 600 total hours. Twenty direct hours per week must be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Two weeks of orientation will occur in August and the practicum will end in May or when the 200-/600-hour commitment is complete. Applications are processed through students' graduate school departments.