2-2-16 Abnormal Seitz
2-2-16 Abnormal Seitz Psyc 330
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Eric Castro on Tuesday February 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 330 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Matthew William Seitz (P) in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
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Date Created: 02/02/16
Chapter 3 Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Assessment – A collection of relevant information in order to reach a conclusion (a diagnosis) 4 Main reasons to conduct an assessment 1 . Diagnosis 2. Prognosis – The expected outcome of treatment. Speedy, slow, hard, easy 3. Biopsychosocial formulation 4. Treatment options – How to treat Assessment tools must all possess the following 3 traits to be useful 1 . Standardization 2 . Reliability 3 . Validity Standardization o Similar procedures across all test administrations o Helps ensure fairness o Allows for comparisons to other populations Reliability o Consistency of results Testretest reliability Interrater reliability If two coders code the same thing differently, it lacks reliability Validity o Measures what is supposed to be measured o Accurate o Types of Validity Face Validity o Appears to measure what it is supposed to measure o Questions appear to be valid. Accurate looking questions. Appears to measure what it is supposed to Predictive validity o Predicts future characteristics or behavior Concurrent Validity o Results agree with independent measures assessing similar characteristics or behavior o Ex. Trying to measure happiness, and yours is way off, lacks concurrent validity Something may be reliable and invalid, but may not be unreliable and valid Clinical Interviews – Used to collect detailed information and allows interviewer to focus on what he/she considers most important Unstructured – Casual, no format Semistructured – A list of questions but may ask some questions Structured – List that is definitely read from Intake Interview – The interview between therapist and patient o Identifying information o Presenting problem or chief complaint o History of presenting problem o Social and developmental history o Family history of mental health problems o Medical o Mental Status Exam o Questions to ask Grade history? On Medication? Open to medication? How are you coping? Social support system? Do you have any intention of killing yourself? Terms in which confidentiality may be broken Any imminent danger to yourself or others Suspicion of child or elder abuse Court orders
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