Best Practices in Assessment: Tools for the Experienced Clinician

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Experienced Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.


This course is designed for the experienced clinician in order to enhance skills and review best practices in a wholistic assessment process, with an emphasis on Comprehensive Clinical Assessments (CCAs), primarily for children. The curriculum includes guidance for gathering information in challenging clinical circumstances and underscores the importance of a detailed and well-informed diagnostic work-up. The course also addresses common pitfalls in report-writing techniques and offers suggestions for strengthening reports for communicating with mental health and other professionals, while also adhering to Medicaid guidelines. Suggestions will be made about providing helpful feedback to individuals in a debriefing session, and how to effectively work with high-conflict families. The course takes an experiential approach in writing and evaluating assessments, and templates for effective assessments will be provided.

Jennifer M. Thomas, PhD
Licensed Psychologist/Coordinator of Psychological Services,
Teen Health Connection

John T. Magee, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Teen Health Connection

Location Address/Room Information:
Novant Health
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Multipurpose Room
(Enter the North Wing of hospital from the parking deck (near the cafeteria). Take the multi-colored elevator (For Hemby Children’s Hospital) to the Ground Floor. Exit left and you will walk directly into the Multipurpose Room.)

Park in the main parking deck to the left of the hospital. Parking is complimentary.

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Jorge O Rudko, BTech, CI, 704-512-6576


May 31, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
4.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NBCC Hours
Hemby Children's Hospital