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Unformatted text preview: Behaviors ○ Cognitions ○ Emotions ○ Social interaction ○ Motivations ○ Perceptions ○ What is it? • Enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and oneself that are exhibited in a wide range of social and personal contexts ○ Said it wasn't so stable- people act certain ways in certain situations Best way to define personality would be to do so in certain situations Walter Mischel argued against this ○ Different theories of personality (and different therapeutic orientations) rely on different assessment techniques ○ Defining Personality • Helps to get an accurate impression of the client's pattern of relating ○ May help us determine whether the client is a good candidate for therapy ○ May assist us in the choice of treatment methods ○ May help preexisting therapeutic relationship ○ Importance of personality assessment • Interview client ○ Gather collateral information ○ Administer personality tests ○ Rorschach test □ Clinical method: using your clinical intuition and judgment, look at how they approach test and process Statistical method: get results and compare it to norm Interpret test responses ○ Integrate clinical and statistical data into hypotheses about personality ○ Test hypotheses with client ○ Incorporate client input into final results ○ To client (and parents if a minor) To referring party Provide feedback (report)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PSY 44015 taught by Professor Dr.telch during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas-Tyler.
- Spring '10