Abn ch3 - Chapter 3 Clinical Assessment Diagnosis and...

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Chapter 3 Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Research Methods
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Assessing Psychological Disorders Purposes of Clinical Assessment understand the individual predict behavior plan treatment evaluate treatment outcome
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Assessing Psychological Disorders (continued) Analogous to a Funnel Starts broad Narrow to specific problem areas
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Key Concepts in Assessment Reliability Consistency is measurement test-retest; inter-rater reliability Validity How well a test measures what it is supposed to measure Concurrent, discriminant, predictive validity
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Key Concepts in Assessment (continued) Standardization and Norms Ensures consistency in the use of a technique Comparison with population norms Structured administration, scoring, and evaluation procedures
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Domains of Assessment: The Clinical Interview and Physical Exam Clinical Interview Most common clinical assessment method Structured or semi-structured
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Domains of Assessment: The Clinical Interview and Physical Exam (continued)
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