PSY240H5 Lecture Notes - Neurological Examination, Positron Emission Tomography, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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16 Oct 2011

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In the initial clinical assessment an attempt is made to. Identify the main dimensions of a client"s problem. Predict the likely course of events under various conditions. Establish baselines for psychological functions so that the effects of treatment can be measured. Determining the chronicity and severity of problems. Evaluating the potential causal factors in the person"s background. Exploring the individual"s personal resources that might be assets in treatment: a good assessment should include information on intellectual functioning. To name a few . : how clinicians go about the assessment process often depends on their basic treatment orientations. Which perspective are they coming from: biologically orientated will be different from someone who is freudian. There"s some sort of blockage in your personal world etc etc. For psychological assessment to proceed effectively, the client must feel comfortable with the clinician. Assessment of the physical organism: many psychological problems have physical components as.