APA Guidance for Tele-Assessment w/ Dr. Jordan Wright

Dr. Jeremy Sharp Podcast 5 Comments

Dr. Jordan Wright is here to talk through the recently published “Guidance on Psychological Tele-Assessment During the COVID-19 Crisis.” We talk briefly about Jordan’s research (which he has conducted for many years) on tele-assessment in general and his involvement in developing remote methods for both the WJ and the WISC. The conversation then turns to the six guiding principles for conducting remote assessment during these times. If you’ve read the principles, you’ll have some familiarity with the concepts, but Jordan really brings them to life through our discussion. This is a great partner episode to last week’s interview with Dr. Susie Raiford about remote assessment of the WISC!

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About Dr. Jordan Wright

A. Jordan Wright, PhD, ABAP is a core faculty member in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at New York University, where he also directs the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing, NYU’s training clinic. He is the author of Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners, co-author of the 6th edition of the Handbook of Psychological Assessment, and editor of Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision. Among other topics, he has conducted research in the adaptation of performance-based tests to remote, online administration platforms, and he recently worked with colleagues to produce APA’s guidance document on conducting psychological tele-assessment.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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  1. This was my first pod cast with Dr. Sharp and found the information and presentation excellent and informative. Am adding myself to the notification email option of new posts.

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  2. When working with the WJIV telecast, to pass on the response sheets, one needs to send them in a closed packet to the client to be opened during time of testing and the packet has to be sent back to examiner. When this isn’t possible is it legal to scan and water mark the sheets appropriately to be sent tot he client which he will complete and sent back and have the client sign that he will not share the contents. I thought I read that this is an option but I don’t recall where I read it. Pearson does not allow that for it’s products, but the WJIV is not Pearson. Can I also get some clarity on the use of the WAIS IV or WAIS 3 subtests via Zoom, vis vis copyright issues. Clearly subtests that require manipulatives cannot be administered in this format.

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