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Psych 242 Chapter 3 III Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis a This is the main job of clinicians Assessment Key Concepts a What is a psychological assessment i It is a set procedure b Reliability i Want assessments to be reliable need consistency ii c Validity How valid an assessment is Diagnosis also needs to be reliable always the same d ConstructA personality needs to be determined in a certain way e ConcurrentLong itemshort item test i Come up with same results f Predict Likelihood of being able to predinct the outcome of an assessment Ways to Acquire Information a Interview Need to get information on the patients problems and their life i When did the problem start ii What is it iii Family home life background b Unstructured Interview Open ended interview i One on one talking ii c Structured interview Doesn t allow important questions to be missed No set of questions i Gives us more detailed information on the patient Mental Status Exam a Alertness b Activity Levels i Possible observations 1 Psychomotor agitation retardation or catonia ii iii Make notes about appearance s behavior appropriate for a certain situation c Thought Process i Rate of speech ii Volume Latency of response Obsessions E Delusions Violent thoughts 55 vii Guiltydepressed feelings d Mood and Affect i Predominatly depressed elated normal e Intellectual Functioning i Vocabulary ii Meomory ability f Sensorium i Time ii Place iii Person iv Purpose V Physical Behavior and Assessment
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