Assessment as Advocacy

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Description

I know many of us like to think that our assessments are “strengths-based,” but what does that really mean? For this course, Drs. Linda McGhee, Tanisha Drummond, and Shalena Heard sit down with Dr. Jeremy Sharp of The Testing Psychologist Podcast to discuss using assessment as a tool for truly advocating on our clients’ behalves. Here are a few topics that they cover:

  • Advocacy at different points in the assessment process: pre-appointment, interview, testing, and report writing
  • How to do your own work to inform your advocacy skills

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.

This CE course is designated as beginner.

This interview was published in October of 2022.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Audio Interview with Dr Linda McGhee, Dr Shalena Heard, and Dr Tanisha Drummond
  • Transcript of Interview with Dr Linda McGhee, Dr Shalena Heard, and Dr Tanisha Drummond
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

ABOUT DR. LINDA MCGHEE

Dr. McGhee is one of the nation’s foremost experts on culturally sensitive testing for diverse populations. She taught assessment at both George Washington University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. McGhee has addressed national organizations, school associations, psychology practices, and school psychologist groups on diversity in assessment. Dr. McGhee has formed the Multicultural Assessment Community to facilitate these important conversations. She has appeared on the Testing Psychologist podcast, where Dr. McGhee presented on unconscious bias and creating culturally sensitive assessments. She is a chapter author of a book on bipolar disorder addressing the assessment of diverse populations and bipolar disorder.

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ABOUT DR. SHALENA HEARD

Dr. Shalena Heard is the owner of Purposeful ACTS, LLC. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland and certified as a National Health Service Psychologist and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is a native of Philadelphia, PA and a proud first generation college student. Dr. Heard has extensive experience providing therapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults within inpatient, residential, outpatient, and school settings. In addition to her therapy and assessment practice, Dr. Heard is an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University in Maryland.

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ABOUT DR. TANISHA DRUMMOND

Dr. Tanisha Drummond is a board-certified child and adolescent psychologist specializing in psychological assessments in Baltimore, Maryland. She has worked in various settings, which have helped her develop knowledge and expertise of multicultural issues often encountered. She owns E-S Consulting and Assessment, LLC, a private practice that focuses on testing and consulting. Dr. Drummond also supervises psychology doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and provides consultative services to schools, agencies, and other professionals.

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Dr. Jeremy Sharp

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice founded in 2009 that has grown to over 20 clinicians. He earned an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting a Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. He specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp

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It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Dec 29, 2022.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Discuss advocacy in the strength-based assessment process
  • Explain how to better advocate for your client
  • Give examples of resources to guide multicultural assessment and practice

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