Dynamic Assessment: From pre-school to young adults - Practitioner training for Educational and Clinical psychologists

This workshop is designed to provide psychologists with assessment and intervention procedures which are valid for use with ethnic minority and culturally diverse populations, children and young persons with special educational and /or emotional and behavioural needs and underachievers.

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/tea and coffee
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends

Details

Dynamic Assessment (DA) is a complementary or alternate set of assessment and intervention procedures which enables the psychologist to assess underlying cognitive abilities required for a range of learning and developmental needs.

This workshop is designed to provide psychologists with assessment and intervention procedures which are valid for use with ethnic minority and culturally diverse populations, children and young persons with special educational and /or emotional and behavioural needs and underachievers.

This workshop has been designed to meet the needs of psychologists working across educational, health and welfare systems. The workshop will draw on the most up to date research and test development in the field of DA offering a range of DA materials including tests appropriate for 18 – 25 year olds, to develop assessment skills in line with the new Health Education and Welfare Framework.

The workshop will combine theory, concepts and hands-on experience of the DA approach in assessment and intervention, enabling application in school and curricular learning, in social interaction and in the home environment and use of DA as part of multi professional assessment and cross agency work. 

A comprehensive list of resources covering a wide range of DA applications will be provided to course participants.

Pre-course work

Recommended key reading will be made available to participants before the workshop, enabling a substantial part of the day to be devoted to practical hands-on experience of DA materials.

Target audience

Educational and Clinical Psychologists working in a variety of settings. Workshop delegates will get most out of the day if they have had some (brief) introduction to Dynamic Assessment. Some prior experience in using DA is helpful but not essential.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To deepen psychologists’ understanding of cognitive abilities underlying access to classroom and curricular work
  • To enable participants to become familiar with a selection of DA instruments and know how to select, administer and interpret their findings
  • To enable participants to acquire skills to develop interventions based on their DA findings in a variety of settings.
  • To develops psychologists’ use of Mediated interventions within dynamic assessment and implications for planning interventions with teachers, parents and learners.

Facilitator: Ruth Deutsch CPsychol

Ruth is an Educational and Child Psychologist who was trained in the USA, Canada and Israel. She studied with Reuven Feuerstein, Haywood and Lidz in Dynamic Assessment and Cognitive Educatonal programmes. Internationally accredited and lead UK trainer with more than 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, families and schools.

Ruth is a visiting lecturer on the Doctorate for Educational Psychologists at UEL and Queen’s University Belfast. She is Consultant Educational Psychologist to the Hope Centre in London, a multi-professional Special Educational Needs centre and she is co-author, with Michelle Mohammed, of the Cognitive Abilities Profile (2010)

Co-Facilitator: Michelle Mohammed CPsychol

Michelle is an experienced psychologist and trainer. She trained with Feuerstein between 1999 and 2001 and Carol Lidz in 2003.and specialises in dynamic assessment and the development of thinking skills to access the curriculum. She has worked in various Local Authorities and at the Hope Centre and uses this approach in her practice and has carried out Action Research. Michelle is the co-author of the Cognitive Abilities Profile. Michelle teaches a DA session at the Institute of Education, London University on the doctoral training for Educational Psychologists.

Co-Facilitator: Rachael Green CPsychol

Rachael is a Senior Educational Psychologist who has worked as an EP in Local Authority settings for the past 12 years. Rachael has undertaken training and supervised practice in DA with Ruth Deutsch for the past 5 years and received training from David Tzuriel in his DA tests and Peer Mediation. Rachael is currently undertaking Doctoral research at UCL on developing a Dynamic Assessment Competency framework.

Booking information

Fees:

  • Non-Society members: £142 (£118.33 + VAT)
  • Society members: £111 (£92.50 + VAT)
  • DECP members: £80 (£66.67 +VAT)
  • DCP members: £80 (£66.67 + VAT)

How to book:



Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

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Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Location: 
Dates: 
18/04/2013
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314

Organiser: 
Division of Educational and Child Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology & BPS Learning Centre