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Which of the following is not a common heading of a psychological report?

Background training of psychologist

2

Case history data for a client in a mental health setting

Should be collected with the relevant privacy policies of government departments in mind

3

What is an item from the Anxiety scale of the DASS?

I felt I was close to panic

4

A clear finding in the research interview reliability is that

Validity increases as the structure of the interview format increases

5

What is not a common criticism of the DSM-IV-TR?

It is comprehensive

6

What is not a specific goal of interviews?

Obtaining relevant allergy information

7

What has supported the validity of the Beck Depression Inventory

It has been found to discriminate between individuals who suffer from clinical depression and those who do not

8

Interpreting and integrating interview data into the psychological report inevitably involves what?

Clinical judgment

9

What is the most commonly used intelligence test throughout the world?

Wechsler adult intelligence scale - fourth edition

10

What is a clinical interview

An interview that takes many forms but, from a psychoanalytic perspective, includes a detailed exploration of the personal and family history of the client, particularly with respect to psychosocial development, conflict and defence, self and interpersonal processes

11

What good opportunity does the clinical interview provide a psychologist?

To establish rapport with the client

12

What is a mental status examination?

A comprehensive set of questions and observations used by a clinical psychologist to systematically assess the mental state of a client

13

What headings are used in a mental status exam?

Appearance
Behaviour
Orientation
Memory
Sensorium
Affect
Mood
Thought content and process
Intellectual resources
Insight
Judgment

14

What is Axis-I in the DSM?

Clinical disorders

15

What is Axis-II in the DSM?

Mental retardation and personality disorders

16

What is Axis-III in the DSM?

Physical or medical condition

17

What is Axis-IV in the DSM?

Psychosocial and environmental problems

18

What is Axis-V in the DSM?

Global assessment of functioning from 1 to 100

19

What is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale?

One of the most commonly used psychological tests throughout the world that aims to assess intellectual ability in adults. It is also used for assessing psychoeducational disability, neuropsychiatric and organic dysfunction, and giftedness

20

What are the subtests of the WAIS?

Verbal comprehension
Perceptual reasoning
Working memory
Processing speed

21

What is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory?

It is a self-report inventory that was developed to measure major patterns of personality and emotional disorders in adults 18 years and older

22

What is the Personality Assessment Inventory?

A self-report scale designed to provide information relating to clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and screening for psychopathology in adults

23

What is the Million Adolescent Clinical Inventory?

A self-report inventory that was designed as a brief instrument that can be administered individually in 20-30 minutes to assess a range of personality patterns and clinical presenting problems in adolescents aged 13-19 years old

24

What is the Beck Depression Inventory

A commonly used scale for assessing depression. Test takers are asked to use a four-point scale to indicate whether they are experiencing depressive symptoms and their intensity

25

What is the Beck Anxiety Inventory?

Is a 21 self-report inventory designed to measure the presence and extent of anxiety in adults and adolescents. Test takers indicate how much they have been bothered by the symptoms listed on a 4-point scale

26

What is the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale?

A 42 self-report scale designed to measure the states of depression, anxiety and stress for individuals over 17 years of age

27

What 7 headings are in a psychological report?

Demographic data
Relevant background
Previous assessment
Assessment techniques and date and duration of assessment
Results and interpretation
Recommendations
Summary

28

What is the goal of a clinical interview

to have the interviewee explore his/her situation

29

What are the principles of effective interviewing?

- the 'right' attitude
- avoid judgmental/evaluative statements, probing statements, hostile responses and false reassurances
- don't interrogate people
- use open-ended questions
- keep the interaction flowing
- make 'understanding' statements

30

What is the difference between structured and unstructured interviewing?

Structured - a printed set of questions are used
Unstructured - no specific questions or guidelines

31

What is the goal of interviewing in a case history?

to understand the interviewee's background so that you can interpret individual test scores

32

What is sensorium in a mental status examination?

is the client able to attend and concentrate? Does the client show problems in hearing, vision, touch or smell?

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Why was the DSM-IV created?

to facilitate comprehensive diagnostic picture