Centre of Psychological Assessment
Focus and objectives
The Centre of Psychological Assessment (PDC) is active in the field of applied scientific research and services regarding psychological assessment. Test development, adaptation and psychometric refining are central. On the one hand, the expertise of the PDC lies in the adaptation and re-norming of diagnostic instruments to a Flemish population. On the other hand, the PDC provides scientific and substantive advice on high quality psychological assessment (intelligence, personality, works interests etc.). Every year, the PDC offers a wide range of training courses to keep professional carers informed of recent developments on psychological assessment. Tailor-made training is possible on request.
Interaction with education
The Applied Psychology programme of Thomas More, Campus Antwerp, trains students to become psychological consultants who are experts in psychodiagnostics and psychological counselling. The professional nature of the training is reflected in the detailed practical part of the training programme. In this section, the Psychodiagnostic Centre (PDC) plays a crucial role.
Collaboration with practice
The Psychodiagnostic Centre (PDC) has a strong tradition of supporting applied scientific research and providing expertise to society. The programme and its students focus on concrete needs and questions from the field of work. This can be achieved through research projects, internships, bachelor’s programmes, etc.