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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/25/11 Clinical Assessment and  Classification 2.7.11
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2/25/11 What exactly is  Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis? Psychology assessment is… A procedure by which clinicians, using psychology  tests, observation, and interviews, develop a  summary of the client’s symptoms and problems Clinical diagnosis is… The process by which a clinician arrives at a general  “summary classification" of the patient’s symptoms  by following a clearly defined system such as DSM – IV-TR
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2/25/11 The Basic Elements in Assessment The goals of psychological assessments include: Identifying and describing symptoms Determining chronicity and severity of problems Potential causal factors Personal resources/assets/capacities Predict the likely course of events (Prognosis) Establish baselines of behaviors 33
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2/25/11 Basic Elements of Assessment Presenting problem: The client’s major symptoms and behavior Why did they walk in the door? Why do we need to classify presenting problems? Insurance Planning and managing appropriate treatment Other administrative reasons (reporting) However, in many cases the diagnosis is not the most  important factor!
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2/25/11 The Basic Elements in Assessment Taking a social or behavioral inventory: The social context Environmental demands Stressors Personality factors* Long-term personality characteristics Patterns of behavior Ultimate goal   Bring all assessment  information together to describe the current  situation and establish some hypotheses for the  55
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2/25/11 Factors influencing assessment The clinician’s orientation Certain assessment tools/techniques are more  conducive to certain orientations  Non-specific factors Trust/Rapport Motivation Of the Client Of the Clinician (what is the referral question?)
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2/25/11 Assessment of Physical Health Many psychological problems have physical  components either as: Causal factors Symptom patterns Therefore, it is often  important to include a  medical examination  in the psychological  assessment Especially if  77
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2/25/11 Assessment of the Physical Organism If organic brain damage is suspected,  neurological tests can aid in determining the site  and extent of organic brain disorder The neurological examination may include Electroencephalogram (EEG) Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) 88
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2/25/11 EEG
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2/25/11 Cat Scan
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