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Essay In 150 to 200 words, describe the goals of clinical assessment and diagnosis. Explain how these goals affect treatment. A clinical assessment is when a person goes to a mental health agency either on their own accord or by a referral from someone else and is given an evaluation. During the beginning of the assessment the patient will have to answer a bunch of questions and do some different procedures and tests will be performed to help are administered to a person in order to classify the person problem and, if possible, to identify causes and prescribe treatment, psychologists typically make diagnosis based on the DSM-IV criteria. Diagnostic classification is the first goal of the assessment process. The second goal is the determination of the severity of a problem. Unfortunately, though with severity you cannot just accept that there are sufficient enough items met the criteria of a certain problem or disorder, because there can be substantial differences between individuals with similar problems.
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  • Spring '13
  • ThomMote
  • Psychology, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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