Ch 3 outline of assessment

Ch 3 outline of assessment - P syc 410 Chapter Three...

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Psyc 410 Chapter Three - Assessing and Diagnosing Psychological Disorders Purposes of clinical assessment To understand the individual To predict behavior To plan treatment To evaluate treatment outcome   Etiological Factors What  initiates  a disorder usually differs from what  perpetuates   it. What originates and maintains a problem may also differ from what  exacerbates  a  disorder. Predisposition  – latent susceptibility to a disease or disorder, which may be activated  under certain conditions (such as stress)   Classification and the DSM-IV-TR Axis I:      Axis II:     Axis III:    Axis IV:    Axis V:         Diagnosis Aid in communication between clinicians and researchers Helps guide treatment planning
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Can having a diagnosis be bad? Validity is the accuracy of a test’s results Face validity Predictive validity Concurrent validity Domains of Assessment: Psychological Testing and Projective Tests Psychological testing Must be reliable and valid
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 410 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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