What is Clinical Assessment in Psychology? - Definition and Purpose


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Why do psychologists do clinical assessments?

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1. Why is a clinical interview referred to as a conversation with a purpose?

2. How does neurological testing differ from a clinical interview?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of clinical assessments. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include different assessments used to diagnose clients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Purpose of clinical assessments
  • Clinical interview
  • Neurological assessment
  • Intelligence tests

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related clinical assessments lesson
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to answer questions about clinical assessments
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about clinical assessments

Additional Learning

To learn more about clinical assessments, review the lesson called What is Clinical Assessment in Psychology: Definition & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define clinical assessments and how they help diagnose patients
  • Review clinical interviews
  • Identify how neurological and biological testing can help patients
  • Recall intelligence testing and how it measures a person's mental abilities and skills