Testing Clerkships

The Center provides quality mental health services to youth and their families who have or are at-risk for experiencing complex trauma.  The clinic population is ethnically and socio-economically diverse.

The testing clerk will have an opportunity to develop and learn a range of psychological testing skills including: diagnostic clarification, evaluating impact of trauma on development, Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment, assessing the client’s cognitive, emotional, and developmental functioning, report writing, and providing feedback.

Clerk Responsibilities & Hours

Psychodiagnostic Seminar (1.5 hour)

Individual Testing Supervision (1 hour)

Testing (12.5 hours)

Total hours per week (15 hours)

Application Procedures

Prerequisite:The applicant must have taken and completed graduate coursework in psychological testing before applying for this clerkship.

Please email your Letter of Intent, CV, a copy of two testing reports (class assignments are acceptable) and three references.  The name of your testing professor should be one of your references. Notification will be on Uniform Notification Day.

Send information to:
Joy Malik-Hasbrook, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY22923
Psychodiagnostic Assessment Training Coordinator
jmalik@childguidance.org

P: (818) 830-0200  F:(818) 830-0206

 
Questions and Answers

1) When does the training program begin?

The training begins the first week of September and typically continues until August.  Orientation will take place on three full days during the first two weeks of September.  Position includes 30 hours vacation time and 15 hours sick time.  The center is closed the week of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

2) Am I required to be at the center on any particular day?

You will be expected to be at the center on Thursdays for the testing seminar.  You may schedule your testing and related activities in blocks of time on days that are best for you.  The individual supervision is to be arranged with your supervisor.

3) What kind of training should I expect to receive?

Training will include the administration, scoring, and interpretation of comprehensive test batteries, report writing, and providing feedback. You will be trained in assessing cognitive, developmental, achievement, and emotional functioning of children and adolescents. In addition, you will learn how to identify referral questions, develop test batteries, and provide feedback to youth, their families, and treatment teams.

The Psychodiagnostic Assessment Seminar and individual supervision focuses on the following areas of psychological testing:

  • Learning various measures to assess: intellectual functioning, achievement, complex trauma, attachment issues, attention and executive functioning, depression and anxiety, object relations, learning disorders, developmental delays, adaptive functioning, and pervasive developmental disorders.  You will also have the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of the Rorschach and Roberts-2
  • Therapeutic/Collaborative Assessment
  • Conducting feedback sessions
  • Report Writing
  • Comprehensive Recommendations (treatment, home, school, and community)
  • Case presentation

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING CLERKSHIP AGREEMENT (PDF link)

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