Inspiring quote: The central role of clinicians conducting assessments should be to answer specific questions and aid in making relevant decisions.

Mission Statement

Section IX (Assessment Psychology) of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) is dedicated to the promotion of quality assessment in the practice and science of psychology. Although the vital importance of assessment is demonstrated in such specialized areas as forensic, neuropsychological, and psycho-educational applications, its utility is more broadly demonstrated in contemporary clinical practice as applied in differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and the measurement of treatment effectiveness. Clinical assessment is the unique contribution that psychologists make to the field of mental health. We believe that assessment plays an important role in all areas of applied psychology. We promote quality assessment and support excellence in assessment training and supervision at the graduate, internship, and postdoctoral level. + details


Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology award
Auke Tellegen is honored (2/14/12)
The Section IX Board of Trustees honored Dr. Tellegen with the 2012 award for distinguished contributions to the field of assessment psychology...
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Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology award
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Journal Assessment
became an official publication on 1/1/08 (2/08)
The Board of Section 9 unanimously voted at the 2008 APA Convention meeting to form an affiliation between ...
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Join Section IX

Section IX is open to all psychologists and graduate students who are interested in the clinical practice and research of psychological assessment in all its forms.  All members receive the journal Assessment and have access to our listserv.  Click here to join.

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Events Happenings

2012 American Psychological Association Convention

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Board of Directors

Paul Arbisi, Ph.D., 2012-2014

Martin Sellbom, Ph.D., 2012-2014

Past President:
Yossef Ben-Porath, Ph.D., 2012-2014

Richard Handel, Ph.D., 2012-2015

Ginger Calloway, Ph.D., 2010-2013

Membership Chair:
Dustin Wygant, Ph.D., 2012-2015

Student Rep:
Anthony Tarescavage, 2012-2013

Journal Editor (Ex-Officio Member):
Michael Bagby, Ph.D.


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