The BPS has recognised telepractice and remote assessment administration as a viable practice for many psychologists in some circumstances, particularly during physical distancing. The role of psychologists is even more important during these times, as people are required to adopt new behaviours to limit the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). There is also growing concern about peoples' psychological, social and emotional wellbeing, as a result of issues such as trauma for COVID-19 survivors or those who have experienced a loss in the family. Anxiety and depression caused by loneliness and lack of social contact or isolation from friends and family are challenges that more people will require additional support to overcome.
To assist where we can and enable you to continue supporting your patients either in the hospital or at home, We've made available, a selection of our reliable assessments for use by Speech and Language professionals, on Q-global, our web-based administration and reporting platform to support you in delivering assessments remotely or via Telepractice.
Q-global remote administration
With the need to continue to socially distance from your students for their and your safety, many of you are turning to digital assessments. To help you to continue identifying and assessing your students’ needs, we have increased the number of products available to use online on our web-based platform, Q-global. Enabling you to administer a selection of assessments, intended for use by qualified Psychologists, either via remote administration or Telepractice.
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Get access to 100+ free* digital resources
In an effort to help where we can during COVID-19, we are offering free access to a selection of digital manuals and stimulus books currently available on the Q-global Digital Resource Library, until 31st July 2020. Take a look at the list so that you can begin planning.
Products available to Psychologists
Products suitable for remote administration via Q-global
Millon Pre-Adolescent Clinical Inventory (M-PACI), identifies psychological problems in pre-adolescent children, providing an integrated view that synthesises the child's emerging personality styles and clinical syndromes, for ages 9 to 12
Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory (MAPI), assessment of adolescent personality characteristics, evaluating adolescent expressed concerns and personality styles, for ages 13 to18
Millon College Counseling Inventory (MCCI), assessment of personality to help you address struggling students' concerns and get them back to a healthy state-of-mind, for ages 16 to 40 years
Millon® Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI®-IV), assessment of DSM-5®-related personality disorders and clinical syndromes, providing you with helpful clinical insights into a patient’s personality, allowing you to make reliable diagnostic and treatment decisions, for ages 18 years+
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®-2 (MMPI®-2), the most widely used and widely researched assessment of adult psychopathology, helping you assess major symptoms of social and personal maladjustment, for ages 18+ years
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form® (MMPI-2-RF®), assessment of major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics and behavioural proclivities, for ages 18 years+
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®-Adolescent (MMPI®-A) provides you with relevant information to aid in problem identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning for adolescents, for ages 14 to 18 years
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent Restructured Form™ (MMPI-A-RF™), the most up-to-date, empirically based personality assessment for use with adolescents to help you identify early potential problems and possible root causes, for ages 14 to 18 years
New! Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children ® - Fifth UK Edition (WISC-V UK) the latest version of the most proven and trusted cognitive ability measure ever, giving you a truly comprehensive picture of a child's abilities, for ages 6 to 16 years
New! Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third UK Edition (WIAT-III UK) provides a reliable assessment of reading, language and numerical attainment of children and young people, helping you to measure their progress in one test, for ages 4 to 25 years
New! Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth UK Edition (WAIS-IV UK) measures of cognitive ability in adolescents and adults, helping you identify learning difficulties, giftedness, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, for ages 16 to 90 years
The following assessments are available via Q-global, but CAN NOT be administered remotely:
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II), measures cognitive ability and processing skills, for ages 3 to 18
Validity Indicator Profile (VIP), helps support forensic or neuropsychological evaluations in courtrooms and other legal institutions, for ages 18 to 69
Webinars and videos
These product specific webinars presented by experts in the field of psychology as well as our colleagues from Customer Support:
Introduction to Millon® Adolescent Clinical Inventory-II
Presenter: Dr Ruth Tully, Consultant Forensic Psychologist & Clinical Lead, Tully Forensic Psychology Ltd
Date: 25th june, 2020
Time: 2pm BST
Summary: Join Dr Ruth Tully for an overview of MACI-II, changes since MACI, scoring and reporting considerations, and its remote administration available via Telepractice on Q-global. This webinar will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.
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Telepractice using Q-global and Q-interactive
A guide on how to administer a range of our assessments via screen share and remote administration on our digital platforms, Q-global and Q-interactive.
Q-global quick start
A quick demonstration on how to access Q-global and the free resources.
Courses and resources to support your professional development:
Bayley-III training (Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition),
An introductory two-day workshop to the Bayley-III, which assesses developmental functioning for infants and young children aged from 1 month to 42 months.
Face-to-face WAIS-IV Training: WAIS-IV Interpretation
This training allows for an individual to gain a greater understanding of WAIS-IV general interpretation. This is a good course for those new to the WAIS IV and its general interpretation, or those looking for a refresher/update
Training Partnership Program (TPP)
As your partner in training, Pearson provides valuable support for the training needs of college and university faculty and training directors.
Care for older people
Rehabilitation and care are particularly vital for those being the hardest hit by COVID-19 - the Elderly. On top of physical concerns caused by the virus or just a general frailty, older people can also experience loss of mobility, mental health and cognitive changes, exacerbated by long periods of isolation and loneliness. During this challenging times it is crucial that you are provided with the tools you need to be able to assess and support your elderly patients ability to regain their mobility and to improve their mental health and wellbeing whilst maintaining their independence.
Find out more about the resources for assessing older people (ABAS-3, BMAT, ILS, RDB, TFLS UK, WAIS-IV UK, WMS-IV UK and WASI-II) by visiting our elderly care homepage.
Clinical Psychologist Dr Reena Vohora explores in the greatest depth the psychological support and mental health needs of carers, the use of Compassion Focused Therapy with a stroke survivor as well as mental health needs and cognitive changes after a stroke.
To download these case studies, please visit our website and download PDF ‘Reflecting on the UK’s ageing population: Perspectives from a psychologist’.
In response to the current pandemic BPS recommends considering the use of remote assessments by psychology professionals, covering administration of cognitive tests, structured questionnaires and observations of behaviour, regardless of their previous experience of remote assessments and with reference to the needs and circumstances of individual clients:
BPS guidelines regarding psychogical assessments undertaken remotely
BPS guidelines on meeting the psychological needs of people with learning disabilities and their carers
BPS coronavirus resources for professionals
Covid-19 Coordinating group with purpose to facilitate collaboration and joined-up working across the Society
Useful BPS links:
The Psychologist (online BPS publication) Coronavirus - Psychological perspectives
The Psychologist (online BPS publication) Coping with life in isolation and confinement during the Covid-19 pandemic
BPS webinar hosted by The Psychologist editor John Sutton ‘Towards the new normal, and beyond'
Other useful Links:
NHS COVID-19 page
COVID-19: guidance for health professionals