PSYCHOLOGIST Skillsheet

ASSESSMENT
Tests of Intelligence and Social functioning
                             
Cognitive Functioning
                             
Clinical Interviews
                             
Behavioral Observations
                             
Personality Tests
                             
CLINICAL INTERVIEWS
Developmental and family history
                             
Psychosocial functioning
                             
Cognitive functioning
                             
Behavioral observation and functional analysis
                             
Knowledge of psychopathology and Critical understanding of the use of various Diagnostic classification systems (DSM-IV and ICD-9)
                             
Behavioral functioning
                             
Biological considerations (eg medical conditions, drug usage)
                             
Psychometric and psychodiagnostic testing
                             
Context of referral, assessment information, diagnoses: providing the guidelines and framework for intervention
                             
Mental state Examination
                             
COMMUNICATION
Communicate adequately with clients, other psychologists, other professionals and with the general public
                             
Keep appropriate records and case notes in accordance with requirements of professional setting
                             
Write adequate psychological reports
                             
ETHICAL FRAMEWORK AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
APS Code of Ethics and other relevant ethical codes
                             
Understanding how ethical principles are used to guide professional practice in Clinical Psychology
                             
Knowledge of limits of competence and personal limitations that may affect work with clients
                             
Knowledge of the roles of other professions and the capacity to report to other professionals appropriately and work collaboratively
                             
INTERVENTION
Knowledge of a range of intervention Procedures
                             
Design or select appropriate intervention
                             
Evaluate outcome appropriately
                             
Understands intervention processes (engagement, maintenance, termination, etc)
                             
Forms a positive working alliance with a variety of clients
                             
Able to utilize psychotherapy and/or behavior therapy
                             
Consultative service to other professionals and carers regarding clinical psychological problems