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Please read and view (where applicable) the following Learning Resources before you complete this week’s assignments.
• Comer, R. J. (2015). Abnormal psychology (9th ed.). New York, NY: Worth.
• Chapter 4, “Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment”
• Lilienfeld, S. O., Wood, J. M., & Garb, H. N. (2001, May). What’s wrong with this picture? Scientific American, 284(5), 80–87. Retrieved from http://www.psychologicalscience.org/pdf/pspi/sa1_2.pdf
This link includes a PDF version of the article. The authors raise important concerns about the reliability and validity of some commonly used personality tests.
• American Psychological Association. (2013). Testing and assessment. Retrieved from
http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/index.aspxThis American Psychological Association site includes an FAQ section as well as information about standards for psychological tests, links to other testing websites, and specific test resources.
Discussion – Week 2COLLAPSE
Sharing Assessment Information
As noted in this week’s Introduction, there is a natural progression from assessment to diagnosis to treatment. Information gathered during the clinical assessment phase is valuable to the clinician as he or she seeks to identify the correct diagnosis and the eventual plan for treatment. However, clinicians sometimes are reluctant to disclose to their clients all of the information gathered during a comprehensive assessment. In fact, they are usually taught to release only summary information and to retain raw data, unless they are communicating with a professional who is trained to interpret the raw data. In this week’s Discussion, you will weigh in on this controversial practice and support your position.
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Review the major points in the course...