PSYCH-230 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Evidence Based Assessment, Unstructured Interview, Psychological Evaluation

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Psychological assessment is a procedure in which a clinician provides a formal. A broad range of measurement techniques, all of which involve having evaluation of an individual"s cognitive, personality and psychosocial functioning people provide scorable information about their psychological functioning. Extent to which a test measures what it is designed to measure. A psychometric criterion that clearly specifies a test"s instructions for. To ensure that they are using the best assessment methods possible, clinicians should adhere to the principles of evidence-based assessment, which include; Relying on research findings and scientifically viable theories. Unstructured interview: involves a series of open-ended questions. Structured interview: consists of a standardized series of questions with predetermined wording and order. A method of objectively assessing a client"s behavior and functioning in a number of spheres, with particular attention to the symptoms associated with psychological disturbance. Structured tool that clinicians use as a brief screening device to assess.

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