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Ch 11: Clinical Assessment: Tutoring Solution

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The Clinical Assessment chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning clinical assessment. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the vocabulary and concepts involving clinical assessment required in a typical abnormal psychology course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other abnormal psychology work.
  • Identify the clinical assessment concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our abnormal psychology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about clinical assessment and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the definition and purpose of clinical assessment, types and limitations of clinical assessments or any other clinical assessment topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their psychology learning
  • Prefer learning psychology visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their clinical assessment unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in abnormal psychology
  • Don't have access to their psychology teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the purpose of clinical assessment in psychology.
  • Describe the limitations of different types of assessment, including clinical interviews, behavioral and cognitive assessments, psychophysiological assessments and neuropsychological assessments.
  • Explain how observational and field research are used to collect social research data.
  • Take a look at the different types of intelligence testing.
  • Understand how reliability, validity and bias issues could compromise psychological assessments.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Clinical Assessment: Tutoring Solution
What is Clinical Assessment in Psychology? - Definition and Purpose

1. What is Clinical Assessment in Psychology? - Definition and Purpose

If you're a psychologist and a patient comes to see you, how do you know what is wrong? In this lesson, we'll look at clinical psychological assessments and how psychologists use them.

Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

2. Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Psychologists are not mind-readers. Like medical doctors, psychologists have to assess their patients to find out what's wrong. In this lesson, we'll examine the most commonly used psychological assessment: the clinical interview.

Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

3. Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Sometimes, faulty thought and behavior patterns cause psychological problems. To uncover the cause of the problems, some psychologists use cognitive and behavioral assessments. We'll look closer at those types of assessments and how they are used.

Psychophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessments

4. Psychophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessments

Some psychological disorders have a physical basis. In this lesson, we'll look at three types of assessments that examine the link between body and mind: neuroimaging, neuropsychological tests, and psychophysiological tests.

Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessments

5. Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessments

Psychological disorders that spring from a brain problem are diagnosed with neuropsychological tests. But, how accurate are those tests? We'll look at some of the limitations and issues surrounding neuropsychological assessments.

How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

6. How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

Psychologists have many different options for where and how to do research. Watch this video to learn more about the difference in field and lab research and the advantages and disadvantages of observational research

Intelligence Testing and Types

7. Intelligence Testing and Types

Most people have heard of IQ. But how is it measured and what does it mean? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of intelligence testing, major types of intelligence tests, and the debate and controversy over intelligence.

Issues in Psychological Assessment: Reliability, Validity, and Bias

8. Issues in Psychological Assessment: Reliability, Validity, and Bias

In order to diagnose and treat patients, psychologists use assessments. But how well do psychological tests work? In this lesson, we'll look closer at three areas that inform a good psychological assessment: reliability, validity, and bias.

Clinical Psychology Specialties

9. Clinical Psychology Specialties

Clinical psychologists work closely to help people deal with mental illnesses and behavioral problems. In this lesson, we'll learn more about clinical psychologists, their various specialties and what they do in their daily routines.

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