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PSY612A Clinical Assessment I

Lead Faculty: Dr. Valerie L. Alexander

Course Description

This course discusses clinical assessment from the bio-psycho-social-spiritual, resiliency, recovery and medical models. Interviewing skills and the use of assessment instruments are covered. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment approaches for anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess clients from the DSM, resilience, recovery, and other assessment models.
  • Conduct an intake assessment in a role-play client session.
  • Assess crisis situations in a role-play client session.
  • Write an intake assessment and treatment plan in behavioral language from case vignettes and/or client role-play sessions.
  • Develop a DSM diagnosis from case vignettes and client role-play sessions.
  • Utilize appropriate structured assessment instruments in the client assessment process.
  • Diagnose clients with Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.