A web-based multimedia (WBMM) assessment tool was developed in order to adapt an original assessment on psychodiagnostic reasoning.
Students were then trained during tutorials to apply a psychodiagnostic reasoning method, to arrive at a likely provisional diagnosis given the information at hand.
Students were given access to the WBMM (via Blackboard 9) and presented with the assignment question, which was to assess all the information available via the WBMM and, using a psychodiagnostic reasoning process (outlined during tutorials), formulate a provisional diagnosis for the hypothetical client.
However, these adaptations were designed to expose the students to the impact of traditional Aboriginal cultural influences on the applied psychodiagnostic processes.
In total, 156 essays were submitted; less than 2 percent of the essays disregarded culture altogether, and more than 98 percent of students incorporated the impact of the client's culture on both the psychodiagnostic reasoning process and the outcome for the client.