Conceptualize a case according to a model thinking of

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Unformatted text preview: sed on a theoretical system. Conceptualize a “case” according to a model. Ø Thinking of the person’s core beliefs – schemas 1. Purposes of Assessment (Data) –Did Sara Cry Prior to The Exam? Diagnosis (DSM) – assessment can be used to form a diagnosis (information on symptoms can be matched with diagnostic criteria in the DSM) and it can provide an initial framework for treatment plans 2. Screening – procedure to identify individuals who may have problems of a clinical magnitude or who may be at a risk for developing such problems (some actively seek out screening and for some it is a part of the routine operations of a clinic) 3. Case Conceptualization or Formulation - Global sense of what are the issues a person has, how can we best help the person solve their problem; comprehensive conceptualization of psychological functioning of a person used by assessment data 4. Prognosis or Prediction (e.g., recidivism) – making predictions about the future course of a patient’s psychological functioning ; must be careful of errors made when there are low base rate events 5. Treatment Planning – info about client is used to develop a course of action that suits the needs of the client; treatment plan requires problem identification, treatment goals (short and long term) and treatment strategy(general approach to addressing problem) and tactics (specific tasks or procedures) Assessment Concepts Base rate—rate of an event or problem in a population If you know nothing about the person, base rate is the best predictor, regardless of the situation or location Sensitivity—the portion of times that you predict that an event will occur out of the total number of times that it actually occurs Specificity—the number of times that you predict that event will not occur out of the total number of times that it actually does not occur False positive—when you predict that the event will occur and it does not False negative—when you predictEvent Non/ Occurrence that the event will not occur and it does Your prediction Event Occurs Event Does Not Occur Event will occur Event will not occur Sensitivity (true positive) A False negative C False Positive B Specificity (true negative) D Norms (psychometrics) Ø Normative comparisons—uses the nomothetic tradition— comparison of the individual to some repres...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2014 for the course PSYC 433 taught by Professor Dr.k.dobson during the Winter '13 term at University of Calgary.

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