Evaluating an assessment

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o Evaluating an assessment Standardization – of technique (same instructions and scoring protocol) and of scores (norms) Reliability – degree to which an assessment is consistent over raters (inter- rater reliability) and over time (test-retest reliability) Validity – does the assessment measure what it’s supposed to measure? If something is reliable its not necessarily valid o Selecting an assessment Reliability and validity Referral question Time and money Theoretical perspective – which do you associate yourself with, psychoanalytic, behavioral, etc o Types Clinical interview – establish a background, guide your treatment plan, establishing a rapport with client, help diagnose, confidentiality Unstructured – no systematic format, open discussion Semi-structured – used in clinics – set stock of open ended questions Structured – strict set of questions to be adhered to in set order, often used in research o Mini-mental Status Examination
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