ab psych feb 7

ab psych feb 7 - Ab psych feb 7 ethics of assessment Issues...

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Ab psych - feb 7 ethics of assessment: - Issues: conFdentiality of client records invasions of privacy client welfare cultural bias unethical practices - Ethical, legal and societal implications - cultural differences and biases - computer assessment has advantages and concerns advantages: cost-effective increased client motivation and attention, standardization of interview procedures, frees up clinician time currently used primarily for scoring (not administration) of tests concerns: reliability/validity, misses nuances of face-to-face assessments, standardization, security/privacy of responses classiFcation system: a system of distinct categories, indicators, and nomenclature for different patterns of behavior thought processes, and emotional disturbances Diagnosis and statistical manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - early studies of DSM low reliability and validity did not help with etiology, process, treatment, or prognosis of mental disorders - DSM- I: intended to deFne and categorized mental disorders - revisions (DSM-2-4) increased reliability, validity, usefulness of classiFcation scheme current system: DSM-IV- TR (Text Revision) - places diagnosis within cultural context and includes culture-bound syndromes
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