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  1. Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Fifth Edition – Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Dr. Ashlea Smith

  2. Clinical Assessment: How and Why Does the Client Behave Abnormally? • Characteristics of Assessment Tools • Clinical Interviews • Clinical Tests • Clinical Observations Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Fifth Edition – Chapter 3

  3. Clinical Test: Rorschach Inkblot

  4. Clinical Test:Thematic Apperception Test

  5. Sentence Completion Test • “I wish ___________________________” • “My father ________________________” • “My biggest fear____________________” • “In relationships I typically ____________” • “If only I had _____________________”

  6. In-class Exercises • Sample tests

  7. Diagnosis: Does the Client’s Syndrome Match a Known Disorder? • Classification Systems • DSM-IV-TR • Is DSM-IV-TR an Effective Classification System? • Can Diagnosis and Labeling Cause Harm? Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Fifth Edition – Chapter 3

  8. Treatment: How Might the Client Be Helped? • Treatment Decisions • The Effectiveness of Treatment Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Fifth Edition – Chapter 3

  9. Putting It Together: Renewed Respect Collides with Economic Pressure Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Fifth Edition – Chapter 3