Alison Raleigh obtained her Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2010, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. Thereafter, she attained her Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Psychology in 2012 from the same university.
Whilst doing her Honours, Alison volunteered at Headway, a brain injury clinic in Hyde Park, where she helped the attendees complete group activities and remedial programmes as well as providing a safe therapeutic environment within which they could share their life experiences. It was during her time at Headway that Alison decided to pursue a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) (Psych) in Practical Psychometry at the University of Johannesburg which she completed in 2013. This entailed her having to complete a six month internship at the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) at the University of Johannesburg.
Alison was exposed to various South African and internationally developed assessments techniques as part of her training. In addition, during her internship, she administered the following psychological assessments: career guidance, concession (special conditions applicable to writing exams), Grade 9 subject choice as well as psychological-educational assessment.
Registered Psychometrist (Independent Practice)
Practice No: 0537160
HPCSA Reg No: PMT0090093
Career and Educational Services
During the intake interview, information is gained about the client’s potential areas of concern and various assessment options are considered to suit their particular needs. This entails gathering information regarding developmental and schooling history. The client will be required to bring the most recent school reports, as well as relevant information from any other professionals previously consulted. A biographical questionnaire will also need to be completed.
Once the most suitable psychometric battery has been identified, the client will be assessed over one or two days (2 – 5 hours) depending on the client’s level of motivation and his or her ability to concentrate.
Once the assessment results have been scored, interpreted and reported on, the client will be asked to attend a hour to hour and a half feedback session to discuss results and recommendations. The client will also receive a hard copy of the report. The content of this report is intended to reflect the findings of the assessments and is only considered relevant once verified by the client, in the feedback process.
The basis for selection assessments is the formation of a competency profile for the position(s) being considered. The Customer shall send a document describing the role or position (“job spec”).An appropriate assessment battery shall be designed and communicated to the Customer. Once a signed quotation has been received, The Customer will contact Candidates to schedule their assessments for the appropriate date and venue. Abassessments will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate Customer’s requests regarding preferred date and time of assessments, but this will depend on the candidate’s availability, venue availability, and resource availability.
The results of psychometric assessments are provided by means of an integrated report that addresses the specific purpose of the assessment. The Candidate’s data and integrated reports are managed in accordance with the client specifications as well as guidelines set by the Health Professions Act and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA).