10th ITC Conference in Vancouver
The International Test Commission Conference was held on 4-10 July. ITC joins together psychological associations, test publishers and other organisations from all around the world which are committed to promotion of test using that is effective and observes ethical standards. This year's Conference was entittled Improving Policy and Practice: Opportunities and Challenges in an International Context and the venue was Vancouver in Canada. The Laboratory was represented by Aleksandra Jaworowska, Joanna Stańczak and Diana Fecenec.
Joanna Stańczak participated in the poster session. She presented results of a research project conducted with the use of Depression Assessment Questionnaire KPD on the importance of self-regulation in the assessment of depression and the evaluation of treatment. The co-author of the material was Dr. Emilia Łojek from University of Warsaw.
Diana Fecenec and Aleksandra Jaworowska participated in the symposium devoted to the assessment of intelligence and development in children with the use of two kinds of tools: non-verbal (culture-blind) and verbal. Diana presented the clinical use of Intelligence and Development Scales for Children Aged 5-10 (IDS) whereas Aleksandra explained why IDS was such a great success at the Polish market. The symposium was also an occasion to meet, and exchange ideas with, with Alexandr Grob, the author of IDS scales.
ITC Conference is a huge event gathering a few hundred of people from all around the world. Apart from the most recent research on test use, current publishing trends, meetings and exchanges of ideas with test authors and publishers it offers its participants the chance to see the most beautiful regions of the world. This year's venue was amazing, joining together the energy of modern metropolis with the charming atmosphere of a seaside resort.