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Assessment and Competence in Professional Psychology

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I would like to discuss two related issues in this discussion thread. They are "assessment" and "competence." Please define each and then explain why they are important issues in the field of professional psychology.

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This solution discusses the role of assessment and competence in the field of psychology. It explains what each of these components mean and why they are important issues in psychology. Additionally, this solution includes three reference sources for further research on the topic.

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A psychological assessment is a test given by a psychologist, therapist, or psychiatrist to assess the behavior, IQ (intelligence quotient), functioning, or personality of an individual. There are a variety of tools and techniques that these professionals can use to perform these tests such as the Myers-Briggs Test, which is used to determine personality type; the Halstead-Reitan Battery, which consists of a series of eight tests and evaluates a person's brain and nervous system functioning; and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), which assesses ...

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