Week Two Notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brittany Lopez on Sunday October 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 7 at LSBU taught by Jacqui Lawrence in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Clinical Skills in Psychology (PSYC) at LSBU.
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Date Created: 10/16/16
Assessment One Different types of assessment o Medical assessment o OT assessment o Psychometric assessment o Generic mental health assessment o Therapy assessment Counselling assessment Cognitive behavioral assessment Plus many more specific therapy ones Modes of assessment o Assessment interview o Direct observation o Self monitoring o Self monitoring o Self report clinical measures o Info from key people o Info from past records Function of Assessment o To establish trust and build rapport o Gather info about main problems o Info about other problems o Simplify complex problems into manageable target areas o Past experiences/treatment o To establish suitability for interventions o To begin formulating the target problem o To devise a treatment plan o To educate the client about interventions o Allow client to make informed decision Specific style and format o Based on the experimental method o Active, ongoing process of generating and testing hypotheses (more than fact finding) o Expresses concepts in operational terms o Detailed: assess specific cognitions, emotions and behaviors o Focused on current problems o Formulationdriven o Transparent: the rationale is presented to the client o Collaborative Screening vs. Full Assessment o Screening/triage To determine suitability Face to face or telephone Identity risk 30 45 mins. Approx. o Full Assessment Necessary for treatment Normally face to face Also can determine suitability and assess risk 60 120 mins. Approx Repeated appointments might be needed Typical format Full Assessment (* necessary for screening) o Preparation o Introductions * o Ground rules * Overview of the issue * o What, where, with whom and when Feared consequence Safety behaviors and avoidance Details of issue (Frequency, intensity, number, duration) Recent incident analysis Impact on life/functioning o Recent incident analysis o Impact on life/functioning * o Psychiatric history * o Family history o Personal history o Substance use * o Physical health * o Brief mental state examination o Risk assessment * o Motivation * o Problems and goals * o Explanation of possible interventions o Brief formulation o Outcome * o Conclusion * Introducing the Assessment o Introductions o Purpose of assessment o Your status, who you are o Permission for taping sessions and/or case studies o Duration of assessmentmay need to have two session o Content of assessment o Confidentiality including reports o Allow questions
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