Flashcards in Week 2 - Clinical Assessment Deck (33):
Which of the following is not a common heading of a psychological report?
Background training of psychologist
Case history data for a client in a mental health setting
Should be collected with the relevant privacy policies of government departments in mind
What is an item from the Anxiety scale of the DASS?
I felt I was close to panic
A clear finding in the research interview reliability is that
Validity increases as the structure of the interview format increases
What is not a common criticism of the DSM-IV-TR?
It is comprehensive
What is not a specific goal of interviews?
Obtaining relevant allergy information
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
Interpreting and integrating interview data into the psychological report inevitably involves what?
What is the most commonly used intelligence test throughout the world?
Wechsler adult intelligence scale - fourth edition
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
What good opportunity does the clinical interview provide a psychologist?
To establish rapport with the client
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
What headings are used in a mental status exam?
Thought content and process
What is Axis-I in the DSM?
What is Axis-II in the DSM?
Mental retardation and personality disorders
What is Axis-III in the DSM?
Physical or medical condition
What is Axis-IV in the DSM?
Psychosocial and environmental problems
What is Axis-V in the DSM?
Global assessment of functioning from 1 to 100
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
What are the subtests of the WAIS?
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
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
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
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
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
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
What 7 headings are in a psychological report?
Assessment techniques and date and duration of assessment
Results and interpretation
What is the goal of a clinical interview
to have the interviewee explore his/her situation
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
What is the difference between structured and unstructured interviewing?
Structured - a printed set of questions are used
Unstructured - no specific questions or guidelines
What is the goal of interviewing in a case history?
to understand the interviewee's background so that you can interpret individual test scores
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?