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Unformatted text preview: ections (i.e., gets lost on the way to group therapy, forgets names of staff, etc.). You are asked to assess and determine why this is happening. 1. Parents call for an appointment for their 8 year old child. This boy has begun bedwetting after 4 years of dry nights. Why? 4. 1. Precise question – ready for assessment; pre-referral questions. You can choose different methods of assessment at this point What is this patient’s diagnosis? Please differentiate between ___________ and ___________. 5. 1. 6. You have a good questions. Choosing the right tools is the next step. Can start to speculate Differential diagnosis; biological or psychological problem? Client has been on disability benefits for 5 years for depression and does not appear (to the insurance company) All clinical psychologists practice according to a certain model. Models guide what questions are asked, how the interview is structured (or not), whether or not psychometric tests are used and what specific procedures are used. Most use some variation of the scientist-practitioner model. Certain questions will only be asked by those practicing within certain models—e.g., a behaviourally oriented psychologists would not asked about ego function or unconscious conflict and would not use certain kinds of test procedures. Certain tests have inherent theoretical bases. Steps in Assessment This process can be viewed as a “mini-experiment” or singlesubject study. It involves a series of steps: Ø What is the question to be answered? (hypothesis) Ø Planning data collection (methodology) Ø Collecting the data (interview and testing) Ø Scoring and interpreting the data (data analysis) Ø Communication of assessment results (writing and publishing the study) Similar to an experiment, where you have: 1. Hypothesis 2. Method 3. Data collection Levels of Inference Ø Level I—closest to the data—descriptive Ø Level II—descriptive generalization—infer that behavious observed during assessment are characteristic of the individual in other settings. With a theoretical construct, an inference is made about the client’s internal functioning (e.g., behaviour signifying depression) Ø Level III—inferences attempt to develop an integrated, consistent, unified understanding of the client ba...
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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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