2019 Spring Workshop
June 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 am Morning Workshop
10:15 - 10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Morning Workshop (continued)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Workshop
3:00 - 3:30 pm Questions
A Refresher Workshop on Fundamental Statistics for Practicing Psychologists
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Siegel, Psychologist
In this three hour content rich, informative, and entertaining workshop, we will review the fundamentals of statistics for practicing psychologists. It is a refresher course with a focus on practical applications. We will use examples from tests such as the Test of Memory Malingering, DOT Counting Test, Clinical Assessment of Depression, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to illustrate those critical concepts in statistics that are applicable to all psychological testing. My focus is on the concepts, with some good visuals, so that the math is more intuitive.
As a result of this workshop, you will:
- Have a better command and understanding of statistics as it applies to the field of conducting psychological disability assessments.
- Understand the relationship between the binomial distribution and the Test of Memory Malingering.
- Be provided the website for being able to calculate the exact probability for any raw score on the Test of Memory Malingering (and any test using the binomial distribution).
- Have a clear understanding of correlation coefficients (with visual representations) and their relationship to standard deviations and variance (R squared).
- Revisit the concepts of standardization, Z scores, T scores, as well as sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios, pre-test odds, post-test odds, and positive predictive values.
- Feel more confident as a result of this workshop to testify at trial regarding the strengths and limitations of the tests that you use.
And yes, given that Jonathan has been in Toastmasters over 18 years, he knows he has a responsibility to make this fun as well!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jonathan Siegel graduated with his bachelors degree in physiological psychology from McGill University in 1978, and with his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Toronto in 1986. He published an article on the topic of sensitivity and specificity in WP (Without Prejudice), a trade journal for Ontario Insurance Adjustors, in March 2018. His greatest personal achievement (outside of any family accomplishments) is winning first place in a humourous speech contest in Toastmasters in November, 2017, out of 1000 contestants. His knowledge of statistics has not helped him at all in Las Vegas.