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. CHAPTER 3: Diagnosis and Assessment  •    Diagnosis  = the classi ca on of disorders by symptoms or signso  Advantages:facilitatescommunica onamongprofessionals,advancesthesearchforcauses &  treatments, cornerstone of clinical care  •   Diagnosis can be the rst major step in good clinical care  •   Correct diagnosis allows the clinician to describe base rates, causes, and  treatment  •   Diagnosis helps a person understand why symptoms are occurring  •   Use assessment procedures to make a diagnosis (e.g. clinical interview)  Cornerstones of Diagnosis and Assessment  . •  Reliability and validity are the cornerstones of any diagnos c or assessment procedure  Reliability  •    Reliability  = consistency of measurement  •    Interrater reliability  = the degree to which 2 independent observers agree on  what they have observed  •    Test-retest reliability  = measures the extent to which people being observed  twice or taking the same test twice (a er a period of break) receive similar scoreso 
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  • Fall '16
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  • internal consistency reliability, Criterion validity, Diagnosis and Assessment, o De nesdiagnosesonthebasisofsymptoms, American Psychiatric Associa, ) Validity 

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