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Clinical Assessment in Psychology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In this chapter, you can find out why clinical assessments are utilized and learn about the various clinical assessments used by psychologists, including clinical interviews, neurological/biological testing and intelligence testing. Explore the purposes, processes and limitations of clinical interviews often used by psychologists. By the time you finish this chapter, you should understand the following:
- The purpose of clinical assessments and interviews
- Main types of clinical psychological assessments
- Various types of clinical interviews
- Definition of neuropsychology and its assessment limitations
|What is Clinical Assessment in Psychology? - Definition and Purpose||Define clinical assessment and its purpose, and learn about the main types of clinical assessments.|
|Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process & Limitations||This lesson describes how clinical interviews are used to assess clients for possible mental illness and discusses the limitations of these interviews.|
|Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process & Limitations||Study types of assessments used to assess clients for possible mental illness and the limitations of such assessments.|
|Psychophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessments||Find out about the biological, medical, psychophysiological, and neuropsychological assessments used to assess clients for possible mental illness.|
|Limitations of Neuropsychological Assessments||This lesson covers the benefits and limitations of biological, medical, psychophysiological, and neuropsychological assessments used to assess clients for possible mental illness.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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