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TITLE: Clinical Assessment In Healthcare Settings: Institutional Practice APA CE or NASP CPD credit available (1.25 credit hour) LENGTH: 55 minutes ABSTRACT: Despite changes in healthcare delivery, psychological assessment continues to be a valued specialty service in many large integrative care systems. This webinar will highlight some of the opportunities and obstacles associated with providing empirically-informed multimethod psychological assessment in the setting of a large academic medical center. It will describe the nature and goals of multimethod clinical assessment. It will briefly discuss the clinical and empirical foundation of the multimethod assessment strategy and introduce a systematic approach to the integration of multisource data. The overarching goals for the presentation are to illustrate the common indications for conducting an assessment consultation and the ways in which clinical psychological assessment can enhance treatment for patients with complex presentations or multiple co-occurring conditions. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Explain the role of clinical assessment consultation within large healthcare systems 2. Identify the rationale for multi-method assessment 3. Discuss a model for integrating multi-source data 4. Describe the utility of clinical assessment for patients with complex presentations or multiple conditions 5. Summarize methods used to integrate empirical research into clinical assessment BIO: Dr. Mark A. Blais obtained his doctoral training at Nova Southeastern University in clinical psychology. He completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Blais is the Director of the Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory (PEaRL). The PEaRL offers comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments for adults and conducts research in psychological assessment and measurement. Dr. Blais specializes in psychological and neuropsychological assessment of adults and short-term psychotherapy. He is also Director of the Adult Track of the MGH APA accredited psychology internship. Dr. Blais' career has focused on understanding and measuring personality. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 original papers, 35 book chapters and has co-edited 2 books. Dr. Blais is an award winning teacher and mentor and in 2009 he received the Theodore Millon Award from the American Psychological Foundation for "Advancing the Science of Personality Psychology."
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