Kessler psychological distress scale k10 this is a 10

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) - This is a 10-item questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of distress based on questions about anxiety and depressive symptoms that a person has experienced in the most recent 4 week period. Ten questions are asked and each question scored from five through to one. The numbers are added up and the total score is the score on the Kessler psychological distress scale. The minimum score of 10 indicates no distress while the maximum score of 50 indicates severe distress. This is a screening instrument that aids practitioners to make a clinical judgement as to whether a person needs treatment. 3. Discuss four (4) interpersonal skills that you would use to complete an assessment of a person’s needs. Answer: Communication skills – Verbal communication, non – verbal communication and listening skills. Body language Empathy Being non judgemental 4. Explain for (4) types of assessments used in community service work.
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5. Identify and discuss two (2) methods of gathering information from the client and significant others in the assessment process. 6. What practical aspects do you need to organise when preparing to conduct an assessment? 7. Explain the role of supervision in the assessment process. 8. How can you use the Maslow Hierarchy of needs to prioritise client’s needs? 9. Discuss three (3) factors that you could use to determine complexity of client’s needs. How would you evaluate the urgency and eligibility of the factors you have
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