PSY 220 - Lecture 03

PSY 220 - Lecture 03 - Learning Objectives Clinical...

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Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis Q UIN 1 Chapter 3 Learning Objectives Describe the nature and function of clinical assessment Compare and contrast projective tests, personality inventories, and neuropsychological tests for the 2 neuropsychological tests for the purpose of psychological evaluation. Explain the nature and purposes of psychiatric diagnosis and how the DSM is used to help therapists and counselors make an accurate psychiatric diagnosis. Assessing Disorders • Clinical Assessment – Gathering information on potential abnormal behavior – Informed decision 3 Informed decision – Diagnosis – does the problem meet criteria for psychological disorder – Funnel analogy – Larry Key Concepts 4 Clinical Interview • Core of clinical work • Important to have confidentiality • Activity 5 – Do not have to participate – Write something personal and important that you have NEVER told anyone else about – Fold the paper up very tightly Mental Status Exam • Standard first assessment in a number
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lefbvre during the Spring '10 term at Wofford.

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