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assessment and diagnostic approaches. intro to DSM


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Course:
Psy 322 - Abnormal Psychology

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Psych 322 Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Psychological viewpoints research methods Outline of Current Lecture II Assessment A Clinical assessment III Assessment approaches A Classical categorical B Dimensional C Prototypical IV Beginning to Diagnostic statistical manual of mental disorders DSM Current Lecture II Assessment A Clinical assessment thje systematic evaluation and measurement of psychological difficulties of an individual The purpose of assessment is generally diagnosis the process of determining whether a problem meets the criteria for a psychological disorder In initial clinical assessment identify the main dimensions of the clients problem predict the likely course of events under various conditions establish baselines for psychological functions so that the effects of treatment can be measured III Assessment approaches A Classical categorical approach one set of criteria per disorder You either have it or you don t B Dimensional approach various criteria rated on a scale 1 10 this creates a profile MMPI The MMPI test that asks patient yes no qs C Prototypical Approach some prototypical criteria and a number of others ie Chinese menu set of choices from which the user makes multiple selections specifically one or more choice from each of two or more distinct categories These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Different assessors need to be able to assign the same diagnosis to the same person Interrater reliability same decision made by more than one person Test retest reliability Initial test gets same results as any following tests Problem poor training inconsistency poorly operationalized categories use different info Solution standardization norms set for particular interview or test Give test interview to many people to get average Standards guarantee equality of test situation among clients IV Beginning to Diagnostic Statistical



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