Psych 2030 ch 3 - clinical assessment and diagnosis pg 70-97. Clinical assessment is the systematic evaluation and measurement of psychological, biological, and social factors in an individual presenting with a possible psychological disorder. Sent for evaluation on severe distress and anxiety on his marriage. Had thoughts if harming himself, others, and unwanted sexual thoughts and images. He had thoughts of wanting to harm children, especially his 5 year old nephew. He had these thoughts frequently and was unable to eliminate them assessing psychological disorders. Process of clinical assessment similar to a funnel start with a bunch of info then it helps them determine the underlying problem which they can then function on and focus on the more relevant issues. 3 basic concepts that help determine the value of our assessments: The degree to which a measurement is consistent. You"d expect that same symptoms would result in similar diagnosis and treatment. Whether something measures what it is designed to measure.