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PSY 330 Week 6 Notes

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PSY 330 Week 6 Notes PSY 330

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These notes cover lecture on Sept. 27th; we had our Exam 1 on Thursday the 29th.
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Date Created: 10/06/16
PSY 330 Lecture 10- Ch. 6 (Assessment Interview and Observation) Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:02 AM Test question review 24. The primary goal that all assessments share is to: Examine the current level of psychological functioning 61. Evidence based practice is based on: Empirical evidence In terms of research, what value of internal consistency is the minimum requirement? 0.9 • Interviewing and Ethics o Confidentiality: a cornerstone of psychotherapy -- all information must remain private between the therapist and client o Limits on confidentiality: • Danger to self • Danger to others • Harm to children/elders • Judge superseding confidentiality (privilege) o Exceptions to confidentiali ty example: threat to national security (fits under danger to others) o Duty to warn as a clinical psychologist • Types of Interviews o Unstructured Interviews: clinician interviews the client based on a loose set of goals and questions • Open ended questions: all ow and encourage clients to answer in elaborate manner • Closed ended questions: yes or no questions o Semi-structured interviews: specific questions set by clinician (or treatment clinic) that allow some flexibility in how and what the clinician asks o Structured diagnostic interviews: very specific format for asking questions and for determining follow up questions • Example: Structured Clinical Interview for Axis I Disorders (SCID) § A structured interview assessment sheet • Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule (ADIS-IV): used to assess current episodes of anxiety and to differentiate between types of anxiety disorders according to the DSM-IV criteria • Primary care evaluation of mental disorders (PRIME -MD): brief measure used in primary care to screen for mental disorders (brevity makes it less reliable) • General Issues in Interviewing o Attending skills: important components of active listening • Attention to body language: eye contact, leaning forward, head nods, etc. • Absence of verbal activity • Restating what the client s aid and checking if that was correct • Rephrasing/clarification • Non-direction reflection of feeling • Summarizing o Focus is on the client: clinician does not self -disclose or convey things that they are struggling with o Respectful and non-judgmental o Non-blaming stance o Cultural sensitivity • Knowledge of self and own culture • Knowledge of others and differences • "cultural humility"- openness to differences (without pathologizing) o Suicide assessment: importance of asking direct questions?


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