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Ch 11: Clinical Assessment: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Clinical Assessment chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master clinical assessment. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of clinical assessment.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the methods psychologists use to assess clients or gather social science data
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about clinical assessment
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Clinical Assessment chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Clinical Assessment chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any clinical assessment question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a clinical assessment unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Clinical interviews
  • Behavioral and cognitive assessments
  • Psychophysiological and neuropsychological assessments
  • Observational and field research
  • Intelligence testing
  • Issues in psychological assessment

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Intelligence Testing and Types

6. 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

7. 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.

Axis V in the DSM: Diagnosis & Disorders

8. Axis V in the DSM: Diagnosis & Disorders

This lesson gives a brief overview of the fifth axis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. You'll learn how this scale is used and how the ratings influence the treatment and care of clients with mental health issues.

Objective Personality Tests: Advantages, Examples & Definition

9. Objective Personality Tests: Advantages, Examples & Definition

Objective personality tests are used to learn more about your personality traits. This lesson gives examples of common tests, how they are used, and why some are considered better than others.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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