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Process of Clinical Assessment

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Marshawn Sims

on 29 September 2015

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Clinical assessment is a way of diagnosing and planning treatment for a patient.

There are many different Psychological assessments, all have different strengths and weakness.
Types of Clinical Assessment
Clinical interviews.

Neuropsychological testing..

Intelligence testing.
Purpose of assessment
The assessment is here to help the psychologist better find out what is wrong what the patient.
Clinical Assessment
Is a discussion assessment or Conversation with a purpose, Psychologist ask open ended in order to assess a client's thoughts, behavior and feelings.
This consist of an examination of a patients brain and or physical body to try and diagnose psychological issues.
What is a Clinical Assessment?
Clinical Interview
Neuropsychological Interview
Process of

Clinical Assessment
By: Marshawn Sims

Intelligence Testing
Refers to the capacity to judge well, reason well, and comprehend well.
The Intelligence Quotient (or IQ) was created by two french psychologist named Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon.
Clinical picture refers to the information that relates to a patients stand, and or disorder.
Clinical Observation is a tool that therapist and psychologist use in order to observe and diagnose disorders, and plan treatment.
Clinical test are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. These studies also may show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people.
Brain Scanning consist of a multitude of treatments.
Electroencephalogram(EEG) is a test that detects electrical activity in your brain using small electrodes attached to your scalp.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that physicians use to diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Computerized Axial Tomography(CAT) scan can reveal some soft-tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in conventional X-rays.

Positron Emission Tomography(PET) uses a tracer to take photos of organs.
Neuroimaging is the result of the many different neurological test.
It is seen as the activity in the brain
Rorschach test
Mental Status Exam
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