Abnormal Psychology lecture 3

Abnormal Psychology lecture 3 - Abnormal Psychology 9/2/11...

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Abnormal Psychology 9/2/11 Chapter 3: Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Assessing Psychological Disorders Purpose of clinical assessment o Gather relevant info History: biological, social, psychological o Predict Behavior, ID patterns o Plan and select appropriate treatments o Evaluate treatment outcome Diagnosis o Determining whether problems meet criteria for a psychological disorder based on DSM-IV-TR Analogous to a funnel Information gathering o Starts broad o Multidimensional approach o Narrow to specific problem areas Operationalize construct o Specific definition of presenting problem or symptoms (e.g., depression) Key Concepts in Assessment Reliability- consistency in measurement Validity- degree to which an assessment measures what it is designed to measure Standardization- using same set of norms for a measurement technique to ensure it is consistently used across measurement occasions Assessment: The Clinical Interview and Physical Exam Clinical Interview o Most common clinical assessment method
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1402 taught by Professor Held during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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