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CH4 ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CLINICAL ISSUES Decision-Making Process Begins w/clinical assessment, a collaborative process of systematic problem-solving strategies to understand children and their family and school environments flexible hypotheses testing that assesses Child’s emotional, behavioral and cognitive functioning Role of environmental factors Nature, causes and like outcomes of problems GOAL: achieve effective solutions to problems and enhance their well-being Clinical assessments are meaningful; close/continuing relationship b/w assessment and interventions is vital EX: Clinal interview w/parents(talk w/child) Do report w/insurance company w. Referral problem= what is your case information Idiographic : obtaining detailed understanding of the child/family as unique entity(individualized) Nomothetic : emphasizes general inferences that apply to large groups of individuals(more generalized) Idiographic Nomothetic Dad lives far away, kid doesn’t wanna go there(he’s happy to see them but too much hassle to drive) Judge can relate too! Has this future shown evidence in kids activities→ parents who don’t become parents show poor relationship Visitation is restricted Lack of willingness Developmental Considerations Age, Gender, & Culture influence how children’s symptoms and behavior are expressed/recognized, and have implications for selecting the most appropriate methods of assessment/treatment Ethnic minority youth are often misdiagnosed Cultural information is necessary to Establish relationship w. child/family Motive family members to change Obtain valid information Arrive at accurate diagnosis Develop meaningful treatment recommendations Culture-bound syndrome: recurrent patterns of maladaptive behaviors associated w.different cultures or localities(eating disorder)
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Ex: anorexia & bulimia are CBS No studies reporting presence of bulimia in ind. Who exposed to western ideals All bulimia rates could prob expose to w. Ideals like urbanization, and her SES Bottom line:fasting to show restraint emphasize bodily concern Gender: relational aggression in females Bitchy females engage in “you’re not in my group”
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  • Spring '14
  • Psychology, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

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