Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessment: Friday May 27, 2016, 10-5pm

Psychological assessment (testing) is generally the first step/foundation of how psychologists learn more about/better understand a person and their behaviour. Through the testing, therapists hope to determine the core components of a person's psychological or mental health conditions personality traits, , IQ, attitudes and feelings, interests, specific abilities, knowledge, skills or other components. These assessments are instruments used to measure how much of a specific psychological construct an individual has. As a psychotherapist, it is important to understand the tests, the process of testing and the outcomes of tests, and how clients are being diagnosed.

In this one day workshop, students will be introduced to the key principles in assessment and tools in testing. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a MBTI test - giving them first-hand experience of a common psychological assessment. *Additional fee may apply.

Jennifer Boyce is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario and Coach with over 15 years of professional experience working in clinical and organizational settings. Jennifer has provided counselling, coaching, and assessments to clients in employee assistance consulting firms, university counselling centres, and community mental health centres. As a manager at Morneau Shepell, Jennifer led a team of 3 supervisors and 30 front-line clinicians. Her training and experience with people diverse in ethnicity, age, and position has equipped her to be sensitive to individual differences and offer a customized approach. Jennifer's roots are in counselling people on issues such as couples and relationship issues, mindfulness, career development, work-life balance, midlife crisis, self-esteem, and communication. In addition, Jennifer has extensive experience conducting comprehensive assessments for the purposes of addressing motor vehicle accidents, career development, and relationships.

Jennifer is a member of The College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds an Honours B.A. degree in Psychology from McMaster University and a Masters in Counseling and a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association.

Jennifer defines health very broadly to include mental and spiritual balance in addition to physical fitness. She applies mindfulness to everyday living and have regular meditation and yoga practices and is a Board Member of a local mediation and healing centre.