The New Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV): Administration – Scoring – Interpretation

The New Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV): Administration – Scoring – Interpretation

Date and Location:

September 22, 2008, St. Louis, MO – 7:45am to 12:30pm CDT

Millennium Center, UMSL Campus

1 University Blvd

St Louis, MO 63121


Registration Fee:

We are sorry, but due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, registration is now closed. Program Description:

This program will cover the research background that has led to the changes made to this assessment instrument, review the additions and deletion of subtests, and explain the scoring and interpretation guidelines. As you contemplate migrating to this new intelligence assessment tool, this workshop will give you the basic knowledge you need to make your decision to move forward and to use this.This program is designed for Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors and other licensed mental health professionals who have been trained to administer the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. Other mental health and social services professionals who are called upon to interpret and apply the results of such testing will also find this training of great benefit.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the neurocognitive research which is the basis for the new theoretical and structural changes in the WAIS-IV
  • List the structural changes in the WAIS-IV
  • Identify the improved psychometric properties of the WAIS-IV and developmental appropriateness of the subtests for older adults
  • Calculate and interpret results of a WAIS-IV administration using the four primary WAIS-IV indices
  • Program Presenter:

    John A. Hanson, PhD, LP is a Clinical Measurement Consultant for The Psychological Corporation, a part of Pearson Assessment and Information, the publishers of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV). Dr. Hanson is also an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, teaching courses in Psychological Assessment, Abnormal Psychology, Personality and Adolescence.

    Currently, Dr. Hanson is a Senior Licensed Psychologist and Director of Training at the Park Nicollett Clinic in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. His practice focuses on therapeutic interventions with adults as well as children, adolescents and their families. He regularly uses psychological assessments for differential diagnosis and treatment planning.Dr. Hanson also maintains a small private practice conducting psychological assessments and family therapy with complex multi-problem families. Continuing Education Credit:


    The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education of psychologists. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is offered for 4 Continuing Education Credits. Participants must attend the entire session to receive CE credits, no partial credits will be accepted.Counselors

    MIMH is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP tm 6339) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program has been approved for 4 clock hours of continuing education credit.

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