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Chapter 6

Ch. 6

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS381
Professor
Kathy Foxall
Semester
Spring

Description
Chapter 6 The Assessment InterviewAssessment in Clinical Psychologyclinical assessment is the evaluation of an individuals or familys strengths and weaknesses and prescription of the problem ongoing problemReferralassessment process begins with the referral questionthe information clinciians sought after is influenced by their theoretical commitmentpurpose is to describe the patient in a way that is useful to the referral source which will lead to the solution of the problemInterviewgather data andmake decisionsinteractioninterview is at least between two people each contributes and influences responsesinterview vs tests interviews are more purposeful and organizedbut less formalized or standardized than tests threats to reliability and validityart of interview
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