been defined as a device or procedure in which a sample of an individual’s behavior is obtained, evaluated, and scored using standardized procedures (Reynolds and Livingston, 2014a). In addition, it is considered as one of the many tools of psychological assessment which is intended to evaluate the basic components of an individual’s cognitive, affective, personality and some other components. Specifically, Reynolds and Livingston (2014b) construed standardized tests as tests that are administered,
The origin and development of psychological assessments assist the modern day psychological assessors recognize the importance of psychological assessment. The practice of assessment measures can be traced back in the early times. Psychology only started to succeed and grow as a science since the development of the scientific method. The twentieth century observes frank progress in psychological assessments. The ancient development of contemporary psychological measures in South Africa followed a
Introduction “Taking a patient history: the role of the nurse” is an article written by Tonks Fawcett and Sarah Rhynas in Nursing Standard Journal in the February 2012 issue. They emphasized the importance of history taking during a patient assessment. She also explained the different skills that a nurse should utilize to capture all the information needed to better help the patients. Summary of the Article More and more nurses are taking the role of history taking. “The focus of history taking
Reliability and Validity Assessment Introduction Reliability and Validity are often applied as a commonly in a qualitative research and it has been considered the main point of the researches. Therefore, in order to be used in a naturalistic way they would have to be redefined; in a point where there are positioned or based on positivism. When an assessment or other measuring techniques are used as the main part of the collection process, which it leads to the importance of validity and reliability
When conducting a mental health assessment, individuals are assessed using the biopsychosocial model. The biopsychosocial model is an interdisciplinary assessment framework developed in 1977 by psychiatrist George L. Engel (Tasman, Kay, Lieberman, First & Engel, 2013). This frameworks emphasises the importance of a comprehensive, systemic outlook on human functioning and development (Meyer & Melchert, 2011). It suggests that one’s health, illness, and health care delivery are determined by the dynamic
and demonstrating respect for the individual, regardless of the behaviors that prompted being mandated to treatment, are excellent beginning for this counseling relationship. Building a strong therapeutic alliance and relationship is of paramount importance” (p.166). The second goal is “creating a climate for change” meaning the social worker and the client need to have a shared relationship where whatever happens in each session the helper and the client are both accountable for whatever happens.
Laura DeVeau’s “The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Mental Health” is an argument written to convince the reader of the importance of spirituality and religion in the professional field of mental health. Although spirituality and religious beliefs may aid in improving psychological disorders, DeVeau’s argument is vague, biased, and contains far too little references from authority figures giving little credibility to her argument. DeVeau portrays herself as an ordinary person who is an authority
Management (IM770), Faculty of Information Management, Puncak Perdana Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM Selangor) 40150 Malaysia. Abstract APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the behavioral and social sciences. Therefore, students often struggle to write in American Psychological Association (APA) Style and they commonly made APA errors. Besides that, both instructors and students having problem to teach and learn APA Style. Due to that, the
resulting to inadequate or difficulties in cognitive, psychological, and emotional aspect. According to Gagani, A. et al. (2016), there were many cases of chronic kidney diseases where reported in clinics every year with an average of 20 per day.
Social Work Theory: Understanding BioPsychoSocial-Spiritual Perspective Amira Turner Virginia Commonwealth University Define the term theory as related to social work practice Theories are observations that have been made over and over again about what influences human behavior. They are educated guesses that have been tested and gained validity through other professionals in the field. What this means for social work is we are dealing with countless individuals, groups, and populations