TGM Pre-Doctoral Assessment Training 

We are passionate about assessment, and we want to share that passion with you! We know that evidence-based, identity-affirming assessment can be life changing, especially for people who hold marginalized identities. Our goal is to help you explore the wide variety of approaches to testing, report writing, and client advocacy from a multicultural lens, to help you develop a competitive CV for internship applications, and to provide education and training around assessment for special populations – and, of course, we want you to experience the joy and fulfillment of assessment (it’s not torture! We promise!)!

Scope of practice:

TGM provides multicultural, intersectional, and identity-affirming psychological and neuropsychological services to children (aged 8+) and adults in the north Texas community via telehealth and in-person sessions. Additionally, we provide appropriate assessment and documentation to support individuals pursuing gender-affirming medical and legal procedures, as well as evaluations for disability accomodations and surgical readiness. We serve a very diverse population including members of the Deaf, Queer, BIPoC, Sex-Worker, Disability, and Immigrant communities, and we work to identify and reduce barriers to mental health care for marginalized communites as a whole.

At TGM, we use the most updated test materials available, and primarily administer assessments via iPad and other technology whenever possible. This allows clinicians to focus on administration and interpretation, rather than getting bogged down in paperworking and scoring. To see an example of how we use technology in our work, watch this short video (and get excited!) 

Training Goals:

An individualized program plan is developed for each trainee to meet personal academic and professional goals. Trainees have the opportunity to set and manage their own schedule and caseload to account for holidays, personal needs, and academic demands, and can see clients in our Dallas and/or Denton offices. 

Trainees will be provided self-paced training materials as well as live supervision and training to develop interviewing and test administration skills prior to working with clients. By the end of the training period, students will be able to administer a wide variety of test batteries, adapt batteries in the moment to meet the needs of the client, create thorough and helpful results and recommendations, and develop comprehensive reports and other documentation for clients. Trainees will have the opportunity to earn sufficient assessment hours and sample reports to support a competitive application to internship.

Advanced assessment interns are independent contractors who earn a competitive percentage of billing, paid bi-monthly. Our company values include equitable distribution of compensation among our team members. Specific compensation tiers are discussed during the interview process. 

Qualifications Required:

Doctoral student or candidate in an APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology program
Completion of at least 4 semesters of university-approved practicum placement
Appropriate coursework in tests & measures and cognitive assessment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Written approval from or field work course registration at an affiliated university
A university-based supervisor who can provide supplemental support as needed
Available 15-35 hours per week (schedule is set based on student needs and university guidelines)
Commitment to identity-affirming and culturally humble approaches to clinical practice

To apply for the position, please complete our interest form.

Assessment training including (but not limited to) the following assessments:

Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
Autism Empathy Quotient (EQ)
Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)
Battery for Health Improvement 2 – (BHI 2)
Behavior Assessment Scale for Children (BASC-3) PRS, TRS, SRS
Brown Executive Functioning/Attention Scales (Brown EF/A)
Beck Youth Inventories – 2 (BYI 2)
Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence – 2nd Edition (CTONI-2)
Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
Diagnostic Clinical Interview
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
Grooved Pegboard Test
House-Tree-Person (HTP)
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA)
Multidimensional Anxiety Questionnaire (MAQ)
Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE)
Millon Behavioral Medical Diagnostic  (MBMD)
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent (MMPI-A)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 3 (MMPI-3)
Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
Personal Problems Checklist for Adults (PPCA)
Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices 2 (Raven’s 2)
Reading Free Vocational Interest Inventory 3 (RFVII 3)
Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS Update)
Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank 2 (RISB-2)
Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory – 4 (SASSI 4)
Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS)
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales 3 (Vineland 3)
Vocational Preference Inventory (VPI)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales – IV (WAIS-IV)
World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale (WHODAS)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test 4th Edition (WIAT-4)
Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children – IV (WISC-IV)
Wide Range Academic Test – 5 (WRAT 5)
Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)